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A review on Antibacterial Coloration Agent’s Activity, Implementation & Efficiency to Ensure the Ecofriendly & Green Textiles

K. M. Faridul Hasan, Hridam Deb, Md. Mostafizur Rahman, Mohammad Neaz Morshed, Shamim Al Azad, Dr. Weilin Xu


Recently antibacterial colorants are most important research topic to the researchers. With high biodegradability, low toxicity, green chemistry and having potential application they exhibit a great impact on the textile dyeing and finishing industry. Natural colorants from plant sources either extraction or synthesis have been recently revealed as novel agents in imparting multifunctional properties to textiles such as antimicrobial, insect repellent, deodorizing, even UV protection. Many colorants, whether natural or synthetic, possess some inherent functions in addition to their coloring attribution. These properties can be utilized in textile dyeing processes to bring the particular functions to textiles in various textile industries. In other words, dyeing textiles with these colorants can combine dyeing with having a functionality finishes, a greener process than current separated wet treatments in terms of reduced generation of waste water and consumption of energy. Recently there has been a revival of interest in the use of natural dyes in textile coloration. This is a result of the stringent environmental standards imposed by many countries in response to the toxic and allergic reactions associated with the use of synthetic dyes. The aim of this review compilation is to give an overview on the main compounds used today for coloration of textile materials seeking for as antibacterial functionalization based on an evaluation of scientific publications, potential perspective of microbes on the environment and human health were considered.


antibacterial activity; natural; synthetic; colorants; textile substrates; microorganism

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