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Liposomes for Textile Processing

Creative Biostructure has comprehensive platforms and technologies to support a wide range of liposome applications. An emerging value of liposomes is its use as multifunctional auxiliaries in textile industry. Creative Biostructure offers specialized services in liposome design and textile processing.

Why use liposomes in textile processing?

  • In pretreatment processing of textile materials

Liposomes can be used in textile pretreatment processing as washing and scouring agents. They are generally stronger detergents in removing contaminants than traditional surfactants. Another advantage is that liposomes have low foam tendency during washing process. In addition, liposomes exhibit strong potential in bleaching. The introduction of liposomes into bleaching bath compositions favors strong deceleration of hydrogen peroxide decomposition, and simultaneously improves properties of fabrics, such as mechanical properties, brightness, softness, load, and elongation at break.

  • In dyeing processing

Liposomes can serve as delivery vesicles to transport encapsulated dyes to wool and polyether fibers. Their interaction with wool is affected by liposome absorption and lipid solubilization in wool, which leads to a deeper penetration of the dye to wool fiber. Modification of lipids in liposome may greatly enhance the dyeing efficiency and diffusion properties of wool fiber, resulting in shorter processing time, reduced dyeing temperature and better color stability.

Dye release to the wool fiber by liposome through intercellular diffusion. Figure 1. Dye release to the wool fiber by liposome through intercellular diffusion. (Journal of Liposome Research, 2008)

Liposomes can also be used in cosmetotextile, smart textile, and medical textile manufacturing when active agent incorporation is needed. Creative Biostructure offers a full spectrum of services to support your research on liposome-mediated textile processing, including:

  • Dyes encapsulation
  • Nanosized liposome preparation
  • Properties analysis: Liposome stability, encapsulation efficiency
  • Examination of release rate in different textile processes

Environment friendliness of liposomes in textile industries attracts increasing attention worldwide as green agents and processes are becoming predominant in industrial manufacturing, offering extraordinary socioeconomic benefits. Creative Biostructure is dedicated to help our clients fulfill complex research goals while making contributions to energy reservation and environmental protection. Please contact us for more information.

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References

  1. F. Yu. Telegin, O. A. Belokurova, N. P. Shchitova. (2013) Application of liposomes in the textile industry. Russian Journal of General Chemistry. 83: 214-219.
  2. Hossein Barani, Majid Montazer. (2008) A review on applications of liposomes in textile processing. Journal of Liposome Research. 18: 249-262.
  3. M. M. El-Zawahry, S. El-Shami, M. Hassan El-Mallah. (2007). Optimizing a wool dyeing process with reactive dye by liposome microencapsulation. Dyes and Pigments 74:684–691.

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