Tex Teh IV İnternational Conference, Bucharest – Romania, Bucuresti, Romania, 23 - 24 June 2011, pp.314-318
Abstract: 100% polyester yarns were dyed with C.I. Disperse Blue 165 and finished with an
antimicrobial agent, namely Microfresh Liquid formulation 9200-200 (DyStar), in the same
bath. After the combined process, a reductive clearing was applied to half of the material.
The fastness of the antimicrobial performance of the dyed and finished yarns was evaluated
in accordance with AATCC 61-2006. The antimicrobial effects were given as % reduction of
bacteria and the % reduction values were calculated in accordance with the AATCC 100-
2004. Comparisons of the antimicrobial effect of untreated materials were carried out with
the dyed and reductive cleared, and the dyed and finished materials. The results show that
dyeing and finishing with antimicrobial agents can be performed successfully in a single
bath. The color yield, dyeing fastness, dyeing repeatability properties were investigated.