Easy-care treatments for fabrics and garments

J. H. Xin, H. F. Lu

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Wrinkle-free or easy-care treatments for cellulosic fabrics have been widely applied in the modern day clothing and textile products due to the fast pace of the lifestyle. It is also a necessity for office and business clothes. This chapter provides an overview of the development of easy-care finishing, the mechanism of cross-linking reaction in easy-care treatment, the test methods of easy-care performance, and the development of different types of cross-linkers such as formaldehyde-based and formaldehyde-free compounds, as well as their advantages and disadvantages. Moreover, the recent progresses in nanotechnology and multifunctional finishing related to easy-care have also been described. Cellulosic fibers, especially cotton as the most important fiber for textile industry, are the focus of this chapter.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEngineering of High-Performance Textiles
Number of pages29
ISBN (Electronic)9780081012734
ISBN (Print)9780081018859
Publication statusPublished - 12 Sep 2017


  • Cellulosic fabrics
  • Cross-linking agents
  • Easy-care
  • Formaldehyde
  • Polycarboxylic acid
  • Textile

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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