GARMENT / FABRIC PROCESSING CHEMICALS
WHAT ARE MICROBES?
Microbes are the tiniest creatures not seen by the naked eye. They include a variety of micro organisms like bacteria, fungi, algae and viruses. Bacteria are unicellular organisms, which grow very rapidly under warmth and moisture. Further, sub divisions in the bacteria family are Gram positive (Staphylococcus aureus), Gram negative (E-Coli), spore bearing or non-spore bearing type.
Some specific types of bacteria are pathogenic and cause cross infection. Fungi, molds or mildew are complex organisms with slow growth rate. They stain the fabric and deteriorate the performance properties of the fabrics. Fungi are active at a pH level of 6.5. Algae are typical micro organisms, which are either fungal or bacterial. Algae require continuous sources of water and sunlight to grow and develop darker stains on the fabrics. Algae are active in the PH range of 7.0-8.0. Dust mites are eight legged creatures and occupy the household textiles such as blankets bed linen, pillows, mattresses and carpets. The dust mites feed on human skin cells and liberated waste products can cause allergic reactions and respiratory disorders.
Some harmful species of the bacteria and fungi are listed below:
- Staphylococcus aurues or Pyogens
- Staphylococcus epidermidis
- Gram negative bacteria
- Escherichia coli
- Proteus vulgaris
- Aspergillus niger
- Aspergillus furnigatus
- Curvularia lunota
- Crop damaging fungi
- Fusarium species
- Sclerotium rolfsii
Why ANTI MICROBIAL FINISHES IS NECESSITY?
To avoid cross infection by pathogenic micro organisms.
To control the infestation by microbes.
To arrest metabolism in microbes in order to reduce the formation odour.
To safeguard the textile products from staining, discolouration and quality deterioration.
ANTI MICROBIAL FINISH
euro soft -aoam
Euro Soft AOAM is a specially developed Anti-mould organic hydrophilic softener to prevent malador from packed garments, developed due to microbial growth. It works as an excellent dis-infectant for Hospital Linens and has the inhibitory character for many pathogens.