Nano-finishing to Impart Flame Retardancy and UV-Protective Functionalities

  • UV- protective functionality was imparted to cotton based apparel and home textiles using TiO2 nanoparticles.
  • The UPF value significantly increased to 50+ (maximum UPF rating) with the TiO2 nano-finish.
  • A new core SiO2-shell TiO2 complex nanoparticle of 300-500 nm was also synthesized to produce durable UV protection cotton textiles (UPF 50+).