A study of pigment application on atmospheric pressure plasma treated cotton fabric

Chi Wai Kan, W. S. Man, S. P. Ng

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Abstract

Cotton fabric was treated with atmospheric pressure plasma under the influence of different degrees of discharge power (130 W, 140 W, 150 W, 160 W, and 170W) and oxygen flow rates (0.2 l/min, 0.3 l/min, 0.4 l/min, 0.5 l/min, and 0.6 l/min). After plasma treatment, the cotton fabric was subjected to pigment dyeing. Experimental results revealed that plasma treatment with increasing discharge power and oxygen flow rate is able to achieve a better water absorbency and hence improve the pigment dyeing ability. In addition, the plasma treatment can improve the crocking performance of the pigment dyed fabric.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2313-2318
Number of pages6
JournalFibers and Polymers
Volume15
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

Keywords

  • Atmospheric pressure plasma
  • Cotton
  • Dyeing
  • Pigment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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