Journal of Radiation Research and Radiation Proces ›› 2018, Vol. 36 ›› Issue (6): 60302-060302.doi: 10.11889/j.1000-3436.2018.rrj.36.060302

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Hydrophobic property of cotton-fabric modified by electron-beam irradiation

WENG Yuqing1,2, DONG Jing1,2, WANG Shaofei1,2, LI Hanyu3, DU Jinmei1,2, XU Changhai1,2   

  1. 1 Key Laboratory of Eco-Textiles, Ministry of Education, Jiangnan University, Wuxi 214122, China;
    2 Jiangsu Engineering Technology Research Center for Functional Textiles, Jiangnan University, Wuxi 214122, China;
    3 Beijing CTA-TE Chemicals Co., Ltd, Beijing 100176, China
  • Received:2018-08-06 Revised:2018-10-22 Online:2018-12-20 Published:2018-12-21
  • Supported by:

    Supported by the National Key Research and Development Program (2017YFB0309700)


Modified silica particles (V-SiO2) and stearyl acrylate (SA) were grafted onto cotton-fabric via electron-beam (EB) irradiation to achieve hydrophobicity. The effects of absorbed dose, V-SiO2 particle size, mass fraction of the V-SiO2 particles, the mass ratio of particle modifier vinyltrimethoxysilane (VTMS) to tetraethyl orthosilicate (TEOS), and mass fraction of SA on the hydrophobicity of the modified cotton-fabric were investigated. The change in the hydrophobic property was characterized by measuring the water contact angle, spray testing grade, anti-hydrostatic pressure, and water vapor permeability. The results showed that the modified cotton-fabric could attain a water contact angle of 152° from 143°, spray testing grade of 4 from 1, anti-hydrostatic pressure of 264 mm from 130 mm, and water vapor permeability of 10.247 3 g/(m2·h) from 12.367 5 g/(m2·h). Furthermore, the optimized reaction conditions were as followers:V-SiO2 particle size, 240 nm; mass ratio of VTMS to TEOS, 6:1; V-SiO2 mass fraction, 5%; SA mass fraction, 30%; and absorbed dose of EB, 43 kGy.

Key words: Hydrophobicity, Cotton fabric, Electron beam, Radiation grafting, Stearyl acrylate, Modified silica

CLC Number: 

  • TL13