Citrus sinensis peel for Eco Friendly Fragrance on Textiles

Aneetta VJ, Amsamani S


Food production and processing generates huge amount of waste and by-products, causing irreversible environmental damage. Most of these waste/ by-products are untreated and underutilized, it is either burnt, dumped/ end up in landfills. Safe utilization of these will prevent disease transmission and pollution. So it is important to find ways to treat this waste and give a second life. Food industries waste can be used as raw material in textile industry to produce value added products.   Costumer’s need for special finish on textiles has generated many opportunities for innovative finishes. But these competitions for better sales and profit have led to environmental degradation. Hence finishing using sustainable means is the need of the hour and the investigator selected Citrus sinensis peel an organic waste for the study. Being an unavoidable part in textile treatments, finishes should be highly efficient, durable, and cost effective and manufactured in an environmentally sustainable manner. In this study Nanotechnology, Ultrasonic and Microencapsulation method has been carried out. From subjective evaluation conducted it is clear that nano particle coated fabric have better fragrance than microencapsules padded fabric. The role of Citrus sinensis peel as a natural fragrance finishing agent can be confirmed through this study. Hence this study can be taken as a basis for taking up many more natural materials for fragrance finishing and applied in other textile products.

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