Antibacterial colorants for textiles
F. Alihosseini and G. Sun, University of California, Davis, USA
Many colorants, whether natural or synthetic, possess some inherent functions in addition to their colors. These properties can be utilized in textile dyeing processes to bring the particular functions to textiles. In other words, dyeing textiles with these colorants can combine dyeing and functional finishing, a greener process than current separated wet treatments in terms of reduced generation of waste water and consumption of energy. Antimicrobial colorants are one of the functional colorants that have been widely employed in textile applications. This chapter provides a review on antimicrobial colorants with detailed ...