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


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.