PBAT is a biodegradable material having great potential in the development of a new non-woven inner layer for facemasks. While other materials like commonly used non-woven polypropylene (PP) in commercial facemasks is unfortunately non-biodegradable. However, biodegradable polylactic acid has been used by researchers for developing non-woven inner layers of facemasks. Meanwhile there are very less reports on PBAT for such utilization. The main objective of this preliminary study is to fabricate a non-woven PBAT layer using electrospinning process. The parameters such as flow rate, and working distance were considered and examined. The properties of non-woven PBAT mat obtained from the present study were compared to the commercial non-woven PP mat. The results showed that a flow rate of 3 ml/h, working distance of 20 cm, spinning and stirring time of 1 and 48 h respectively produced good layers of non-woven PBAT.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- General Materials Science