1aDepartment of Polymer and Textile Engineering, South Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran,
2Department of Textile and Fashion, Mashhad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Mashhad, Iran
3Department of Textiles, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
4Department of Nanotechnology, Hassun Textile Research Center, Tehran, Iran,
The carpet industry is a vital component of the textile industry, with a distinct added value. Today, extensive research has been conducted on new carpet finishes, and researchers are attempting to develop a new generation of flooring by infusing the carpet with novel properties. Thus, antimicrobial and odor-absorbing carpets were created in this study using cyclodextrin and ZnO / TiO2 nanoparticles. This was accomplished by spraying dispersed nanoparticles (500 ppm) and cyclodextrin onto the carpet and curing it at temperatures of 50, 90, and 120 ° C. The characteristics of the specimens were then determined using SEM, ATR-FTIR, water and odor absorption tests, and antimicrobial properties. The results indicate that cross-linking between cyclodextrin and fibers occurs at all three temperatures. The amount of water absorbed decreases as the temperature rises. Additionally, the treated carpets have a high absorption capacity for odors and antibacterial properties. Furthermore, the treated carpet at 90°C exhibits less discoloration, indicating that this temperature is suitable for industrial production.