An Investigation of Antimicrobial Activity on Fibers and its Textiles Application in Recent Times


  • Siddika Haque Lecturer, BGMEA University of Fashion & Technology, Nishatnagar, Turag, Dhaka, Bangladesh


Plant Fibers, Antimicrobial Properties, Textile Uses, Medical Textile, Benefits and Recent Advancements


The study attempt to investigate the advancement of antimicrobial activity and its used in textiles in recent years (between 2000-1019) and the latest finding and innovation more to its field. In textile finishes to safeguard textiles from the infestation of microorganism (bacteria, fungi, mildew, algae etc.) antimicrobial finishes have been playing an excellent role. Antimicrobial finishes are important nowadays mostly because it imparts certain properties to the surface of fabric maintaining excellence level of hygiene; cleanliness and can last up to maximum wash times. It is an excellent mean to give fabric a smart finish which do not only prevent microbial activity but also impart smart functionalities. Besides textiles antimicrobial protection has been observingly found in food packaging, cosmetics and many more industries. The study is aimed to combine the future potentials and recent progression of antimicrobial finishes in various fields of our life and has been conducted by an empirical investigation from the previous works. The contributions are for the development of mankind and for more impactful results of the area of antimicrobial finishes so far taken place. But the possibilities in future where more advance applications can lead far more more development and innovation are yet to find out.


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How to Cite

Haque, S. (2019). An Investigation of Antimicrobial Activity on Fibers and its Textiles Application in Recent Times. American Scientific Research Journal for Engineering, Technology, and Sciences, 61(1), 103–109. Retrieved from