Deposition of nanoparticle multilayers to improve mechanical properties of denim fabrics

Ugur S. S. , Sariisik A. M.

JOURNAL OF THE TEXTILE INSTITUTE, vol.106, no.7, pp.718-724, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 106 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00405000.2014.937559
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.718-724


Al2O3 nanoparticles were used for fabrication of multilayer nanocomposite film deposition on cationic denim fabrics by electrostatic self-assembly to improve the mechanical properties. Denim fabrics were pre-treated with 2,3-epoxypropyltrimethylammonium chloride (EP3MAC) by a pad-batch method for cationic surface charge. Attenuated Total Reflectance Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy, X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy and Scanning Electron Microscopy were used to verify the presence of deposit nanolayers. CIELab analysis was performed on the fabrics before and after the treatment with Al2O3 nanoparticles by the layer-by-layer (LbL) deposition method. After aging processes, the effect of LbL deposition method on the tensile strength properties of denim fabrics was also investigated.