Modificiranje poliamidnega pletiva z različnimi zeoliti

Translated title of the contribution: Modification of polyamide knitted fabric using different zeolites

Alenka Ojstršek*, Tomaž Fakin, Karin Stana Kleinschek, Darinka Fakin

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The aim of this research was to apply three different types of zeolites and the combination thereof in the form of a very fine powder, together with different chemicals and additives on polyamide knitted fabric according to an industrially acceptable exhaustion procedure in order to study changes in the morphology, optical properties and wettability of surfaces. Zeolites were analysed using Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) and gas physiosorption. Additionally, the morphology of zeolite-coated surfaces was examined closely using SEM, while changes in molecular-chemical level were examined by means of IR spectroscopy. Optical properties were studied using CIE colour measurement and diffuse reflectance profile determination, while the hydrophilic/hydrophobic character was examined using goniometry. The obtained results show the suitability of the employed exhaustion procedure, depending on the type of zeolite and the composition of the treatment bath. The results also provided evidence of the enhanced wettability of PA fabrics using 4A and 13X zeolites in combination with selected additives.

Translated title of the contributionModification of polyamide knitted fabric using different zeolites
Original languageSlovenian
Pages (from-to)116-125
Number of pages10
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Exhaustion
  • Polyamide fibres
  • Surface modification
  • Wettability
  • Zeolites

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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