Thermal, Chemical and Mechanical Properties of Regenerated Bacterial Cellulose Coated Cotton Fabric

Kilinc M., Ay E., Kut D.

JOURNAL OF NATURAL FIBERS, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/15440478.2021.1958416
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Biotechnology Research Abstracts, CAB Abstracts, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, Environment Index, INSPEC, Metadex, Veterinary Science Database, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Keywords: Regenerated bacterial cellulose, kombucha, cotton fabric, coating, FERMENTATION, SOLUBILITY, LICL/DMAC, FASHION
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Bacterial cellulose is a raw material that is used in many industrial areas such as textile due to its properties and an alternative to plant cellulose whose usage is increasing day by day. In this research, dissolved bacterial cellulose was used as a coating material. After the coating process, samples were immersed in three different coagulation baths to provide regeneration of the coated material. TGA, FTIR, SEM-EDX, air permeability, tensile test, thermal comfort (alambeta), and water vapor transmission (permetest) analyses were carried out to compare the mechanical, chemical, and thermal properties between raw fabric and treated fabrics. Because of chemical analysis, it was observed that the structures are similar to each other. In terms of thermal stability, it has been determined that the samples that have been coated are more durable than the raw fabric. The tensile test revealed that there was a decrease between 15.05% and 41,62% in the strength of coated materials. According to the results of air permeability, alambeta, and permetest, a decrease in air permeability values, an increase in relative water vapor permeability, and thermal conductivity values were observed with the increase of the remaining coating material in the fabric.