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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:10, October, 2017

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(10): 2009-2022

Optimization of Vetiver Root Extract for Textile Finishing
Sakeena Naikwadi*, K.J. Sannapapamma and C.K. Venugopal
Department of Textile and Apparel Designing, College of Rural Home Science, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding author

Vetiver root has many end uses in ayurveda and textile finishing. It is multifunctional bio resource widely available in Karnataka. The present study is designed to optimize the vetiver root extract for textile finishing. The Gulabi variety vetiver root was powdered by traditional pounding technique and powder of varied concentrations (2, 4, 6 and 8 %) were subjected to aqueous and ethanol extraction. The extracts were subjected to bio-assay method for antimicrobial efficiency. Based on the maximum inhibition zone ethanolic extract (8 %) was optimized for textile finishing. The scoured and bleached organic cotton fabric was treated with vetiver root extract by exhaust and pad dry cure method and assessed for antimicrobial efficiency. The diethyl pathalate was the major compound present in vetiver root extracts resulted by GC-MS spectral analysis which contributes to many functional properties. The treated organic cotton fabric possessed good antimicrobial activity against S. aureus and E. coli. The tactile properties of treated samples were improved and became smooth in handle, pliable in texture, even in appearance and moderate change in colour. Hence, the vetiver root extract is suitable for functional finishing of textile and these finished textiles can be used for home, medical and healthcare textiles.

Keywords: Vetiver root extract, Organic cotton fabric, GCMS, Bio-assay method, Parallel streak method, Exhaust and Pad dry cure method of finishing

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Sakeena Naikwadi, K.J. Sannapapamma and Venugopal, C.K. 2017. Optimization of Vetiver Root Extract for Textile Finishing.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(10): 2009-2022. doi:
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