Protective textiles

4A2_0704_ COMBATING INVASIVE MOSQUITOES BY TEXTILES AND PAINTS

Authors
  • Ana Marija Grancarić
  • Lea Botteri
  • Peyman Ghaffari

Abstract

Present paper discusses about mosquito repellents on textile and paints as one of attempt for protecting people against invasive mosquitoes which transmit arboviruses such as Zika, dengue and chikungunya virus, West Nile fever, Malaria, etc. For this purpose, the cotton fabric has been treated with selected repellents (Immortelle oil, Waterglass and Vibroactivated zeolites) for textiles and paints. For paints, Immortelle oil repellent was applied by coating special paper with paint layers between 80-160μm, and dry on the air. This paper will discuss the repellents efficacy, the changes of some textile structure parameters with fabric density, the amount of adsorbed repellents, by using gravimetric method, air permeability tester, pore dimensions Bubble Point measurements device and SEM image analyser.

Keywords: invasive mosquitoes, repellents, cotton fabric, paints

How to Cite:

Grancarić, A. & Botteri, L. & Ghaffari, P., (2019) “4A2_0704_ COMBATING INVASIVE MOSQUITOES BY TEXTILES AND PAINTS”, Proceedings of the 19th World Textile Conference - Autex 2019 , p.6.

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Published on
14 Aug 2019
Peer Reviewed