Trial: Antibacterial Chitosan Fibre Blended Textiles for Healthcare Applications

This project develops chitosan-cotton blended clothes for caretakers working in a day-care elderly centre of Tung Wah Group of Hospitals (TWGHs). Wearing and washing tests will be undergone to check the apparels’ antibacterial capability and the ability to withstand shrinkage after laundering and drying.

Chitosan fibres, characterised by antibacterial and antimicrobic nature, restrains the growth of bacteria and the development of unwanted smell. These fibres are also biodegradable and highly biocompatible, causing no irritation to most wearer. With reference to previous projects “An Innovative Spinning System for Chitosan Yarn” and “Chitosan Blended Fabrics with Antibacterial and Biodegradable Performance”, chitosan fibres can be produced in a more efficient and economical method, allowing the application of chitosan fibres in developing these trial sets of antibacterial clothes. 


Over 200 sets of chitosan-cotton blended clothes are developed for caretakers working in a day-care centre

Industry Benefit

Chitosan-cotton blended clothes have good and stable antibacterial activity capable to effectively protect wearers from various bacteria, especially for staff worked in elderly day care centres

Technological Breakthrough

The chitosan-cotton blended fibres used are produced with an innovative spinning system which has much less wastage and lower production cost. The fibres derived retain all the biodegradable, biocompatible, and antibacterial properties, which is ideal for wound healing and protection against bacteria

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Trial: Antibacterial Chitosan Fibre Blended Textiles for Healthcare Applications

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