Dimensional stability of CO2laser-treated denim fabric

Chi Wai Kan, K. K. Law

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CO2laser process allows quick surface pattern designing of desired size and intensity on a wide range of textile surfaces with precision and without much affecting the structure of the materials. As a result, CO2laser application in textile material is possible to make textile fabric to have faded look, worn out and special effects without using chemical as compared with conventional process. In the past, colour fading effect of CO2laser-treated denim fabric was studied but the dimensional stability of the CO2laser-treated denim fabric is seldom reported. Therefore, this study will investigate the effect of CO2laser on the denim fabric in order to evaluate the effect on fabric dimensional stability. Experimental results revealed that the laser power should be carefully controlled because the laser power could affect the fabric shrinkage due to severe fabric damage.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPHOTOPTICS 2013 - Proceedings of the International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 30 May 2013
EventInternational Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology, PHOTOPTICS 2013 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 20 Feb 201321 Feb 2013


ConferenceInternational Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology, PHOTOPTICS 2013


  • CO laser 2
  • Denim fabric
  • Dimensional stability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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