Finishing Viscose Woven Fabric Using Regenerated Bombyx Mori Silk Fibroin

Authors: Nguyễn Ngọc Thắng*, Võ Thị Lan Hương


In this paper, the silk fibroin from Vietnamese Bombyx mori cocoons was dissolved by a lithium bromide/ethanol/water solution, and regenerated it onto a viscose woven fabric via the padding method. The silk fibroin deposits on the fabric were characterised by optical microscopy (OM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and color measurement. The physico‐mechanical properties of the fabrics with and without fibroin treatment were investigated. The analysed results presented an increase of the drapability, slight decrease of the air permeability and breaking strength values, and moderate decline of the breaking elongation value of the silk fibroin treated samples compared to the neat fabric.


Vietnamese Bombyx mori silk, Silk fibroin, LiBr, Fibroin solution, Viscose fabric.
Pages : 96-102

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