Multi-functionalization of textile by nanotechnology using inkjet printing process

(Jie Zhao, M. M.C.G. Warmoeskerken, Victoria Dutschk)

Due to the excellent photo-catalytic activities making TiO2 nanoparticles applicable in many fields such as self-cleaning, anti-bacterial agent, UV protection and environmental purification, a great potential for multi-functionalization of fabrics by TiO2 nanoparticles is observed. Inkjet printing technique can be used as a novel approach with high efficiency and low cost to deposit TiO2 nanoparticles on fabric surfaces. In this project, a functional inkjet ink containing TiO2nanoparticles which have high affinity to polyester fabrics will be prepared, and textile products will be multi-functionalized by the functional ink using inkjet printing process.