The role of microcapsules in masking bad odors of cotton fabrics


INDUSTRIA TEXTILA, vol.68, no.4, pp.275-282, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 68 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Title of Journal : INDUSTRIA TEXTILA
  • Page Numbers: pp.275-282


The interest of consumers for functional and innovative textile materials is increasing. Long lasting perfumed textiles are one of these popular products and they are successful in masking the unpleasant smells. Microcapsulation technology is very advantageous in order to provide long-term fragrance releasing textiles. In this study ready-made fragranced microcapsules were applied to cotton fabrics. Stink-masking ability, resistance to washing and strength of the fragrances were inspected. The results indicate that microcapsules could overcome some bad odors such as onion and fish smells.