Antifungal activity of fabrics knitted by metalized Silver/Polyester composite yarn

Ozkan I., Baykal P.

17th World Textile Conference of the Association-of-Universities-for-Textiles (AUTEX) - Shaping the Future of Textiles, Greece, 29 - 31 May 2017, vol.254 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 254
  • Doi Number: 10.1088/1757-899x/254/5/052005
  • Country: Greece
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, antifungal properties of fabric knitted from metalized silver/polyester composite yarn were investigated. Intermingling is an alternative technique for yarn blending process. Yarns having different features can be combined by feeding the same intermingling jet. This process is defined as commingling. In the study, intermingling process was used to produce metalized silver/polyester composite yarn. Commingled yarns were knitted to single jersey fabrics by IPM brand sample type circular knitting machine. Antifungal activity test was applied to samples against Aspergillus Niger according to AATCC 30 test procedure. It has been identified that the application provides antifungal activity to fabric.