Reduction of Body Odor on Digital Camouflage Fabric by Finishing with Beta-cyclodextrin

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Kamut Kwankao
Orathai Boondamnoen
Usa Sangwatanaroj


This research shows an attempt to produce digital camouflage fabric with body-odor reduction property via chemical finishing (coating) of fabric at various conditions and methods. Beta-cyclodextrin was used as odor absorber and acrylic acid was used as binder. Results indicated that the best method and condition for fabric finishing was to treat fabric with two dips-two nips process by dipping fabric in 20 g/L beta-cyclodextrin and 100 g/L acrylic acid, squeezing it between 2 rollers and dry it, and then repeating the dip-nip process again. The fabric was later cured at 130°C for 3 minutes. In this process, the fabric weight to chemical weight ratio was at 1:10 and the % wet pick up was at 70–80%. The finished fabric showed effective body-odor reduction property and this property remained intact after 50 washing cycles. Strength of finished fabric was comparable to that of unfinished fabric. Fabric stiffness and color depth increased after finishing, while its wettability decreased. However, after several wash cycles of finished fabric, these properties were improved and recovered.


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K. Kwankao, O. Boondamnoen, and U. Sangwatanaroj, “Reduction of Body Odor on Digital Camouflage Fabric by Finishing with Beta-cyclodextrin”, DTAJ, vol. 5, no. 12, pp. 60–69, Jul. 2023.
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