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In the present study, cellulose nano-crystals (CNC) were extracted from Ficus natalensis bark-cloth through acid hydrolysis and for the first time by pad curing method different fractions of CNC (0, 0.2, 0.5, 0.8 and 1%) and chitosan (1%) were applied on lyocell fabric (a form of rayon that consists of cellulose fiber made from dissolving wood pulp). The durable and stable finishing material simultaneously enhanced the thermal comfort and protective performance of Lyocell fabric. Results revealed that the mechanical properties of lyocell fabric increased with the addition of CNC upto 0.5 % for the sample LC0.5.
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