Polyfunctional Application on Modified Cotton Fabric

  • Ramasamy Rajesh Kumar
  • Kumanan Bharathi YazhiniEmail author
  • Halliah Gurumallesh Prabu
  • Zhou QixingEmail author
Short Communication


A simple and facile method for fabricating the cotton fabric with flame retardancy is adopted in the present work. This study deals with crosslinking of cotton fabric using different polycarboxylic acids such as citric acid and 1,2,3,4-butane tetracarboxylic acid and using different catalysts such as sodium hypophosphite and sodium propionate through conventional pad-dry-cure method for flame-retardant application. The results exhibited moderate waterproofing durability and flame retardancy of the cotton fabric after treatment, offering a good opportunity to accelerate the large-scale production textile materials for new industrial applications.


BTCA CA Catalyst Cotton fabric Flame-retardant UPF 



The authors KB Yazhini and HG Prabu would like to thank the DST PURSE, UGC project (1656/2013), for funding. The authors RR Kumar and Z Qixing would like to thank the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 21677080) and the Ministry of Educations Innovative Team Development Program (Grant No. IRT_17R58) of China.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ministry of Education Key Laboratory of Pollution Processes and Environmental Criteria, Tianjin Key Laboratory of Environmental Remediation and Pollution Control, College of Environmental Science and EngineeringNankai UniversityTianjinPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Department of Industrial ChemistryAlagappa UniversityKaraikudiIndia
  3. 3.Department of Biotechnology, School of Bioengineering and BiosciencesLovely Professional UniversityPhagwaraIndia

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