|Kian Tan Poosh|
Metal nanoparticles present a higher surface area and can dissolve faster in a given solution when compared to larger particles, releasing therefore a higher amount of metal ions and presenting a stronger antimicrobial effect. The final product was washed 10 times by relying on the washing test INSO 7664. This product shows high antibacterial activity according to INSO 11070 (Textiles- Determination of antibacterial activity of textile products).
The microorganism’s growth on textiles causes a range of undesirable effects, not only on the textile itself, but also on the user. These effects include the generation of unpleasant odor, reduction in mechanical strength, stains and discoloration and an increased likelihood of user contamination. The Men's Underwear are one of the most important factors in causing skin diseases such as sensitivity, fungus, burning and skin irritation due to direct contact with the skin. Therefore, due to the growing public health awareness of the pathogenic effects, over the last few years, intensive research and development have been promoted in order to minimize or even eliminate microbe’s growth on Underwears. Metal nanoparticles are actually presented as an alternative for this issue, as they present a higher surface area and can dissolve faster in a given solution when compared to larger particles, releasing therefore a higher amount of metal ions and presenting a stronger antimicrobial effect.