Antimicrobial Textiles from Natural Resources



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19th March 2021
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Table of Contents

1. Antimicrobial textiles from natural resources: types, properties and processing
2. Microorganisms, infection and the role of medical textiles
3. Common and nano-antimicrobial textile finishes
4. Common, existing and future applications of antimicrobial textile materials
5. Natural antimicrobial agents derived from beneficial microorganisms and plants and their application in the textile industry
6. Processing techniques of antimicrobial textiles
7. Photo-induced antimicrobial agents for textile applications
8. Self-decontaminating antimicrobial textiles
9. Healthcare and hygiene textile products
10. Antimicrobial textiles for skin and wound infection management
11. Antimicrobials for protective clothing
12. Antimicrobial textile materials: their healthcare benefits and management
13. Breathable nonwoven hygienic products
14. Disposable, reusable and biodegradable hygiene products
15. Smart antimicrobial textiles for healthcare professionals and individuals
16. Testing, characterization and regulations of antimicrobial textiles
17. Antimicrobial bacterial cellulose composites as textile materials
18. Nanotechnology in antimicrobial and hygiene materials
19. Electrospun nanofibres with antimicrobial activities
20. Sustainable nanotextiles: emerging antibacterial fabrics


The textile industry is focused in its search for alternative green fibres with the aim of providing high-quality products which are fully recyclable and biodegradable. Natural textile materials from renewable sources play an increasingly important role in the industry due to their unique properties and functionality over synthetic fibres, as well as their sustainability.

Antimicrobial Textiles from Natural Resources is an in-depth guide to the latest methods and applications of natural antimicrobial materials. A broad range of applications are addressed, from common to specialized applications, including many in the biomedical sector. This world-class collection of contributors write from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, providing important insights from textile science and technology, materials science, chemical engineering, and biomedical engineering. Advice and proposed solutions are presented in a rigorous and practical way, drawing on results and case studies obtained from academic and industrial laboratories worldwide.

Key Features

  • Examines how natural fibres can be used in the place of less renewable or sustainable choices, thus helping designers improve the sustainability of their products
  • Provides unique coverage of the biofunctionality of biopolymers in textiles
  • Explains how antimicrobial properties can reduce odour, extend the life of textiles, and provide numerous medical benefits


Researchers and students interested in sustainable textiles, manufacturing, or materials science; product designers and materials scientists in the biomedical or packaging industries.