Reduced bacterial attachment on surface modified hydrophobic fabric surface: a possible approach for safety enhanced packaging material

A.A. Chaudhari, K.K. Rangan, T.S. Sudarshan, S.R. Singh, S.R. Pillai
Alabama State University, US

Keywords: hydrophobic, bacterial count, bacterial attachment, packaging material

Summary:

In the present study, three surface modified fabrics were investigated for their bacterial attachment properties using Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium (gram –ve) and Staphylococcus aureus (gram+ve) bacteria. Our results indicate that surface modified fabric show reduced or no bacterial attachment properties and therefore could be suitable of its application as a safety enhanced packaging material.