Effect of CO2laser treatment on the fabric hand of cotton and cotton/polyester blended fabric

On Na Hung, Chi Wai Kan

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This paper compares the impact of laser treatment on cotton and cotton/polyester blended fabric hand properties, using the PhabrOmeter system. Five fabric hand properties, namely, stiffness, smoothness, softness, wrinkle recovery rate, and drapability, were obtained, and it was proven that laser treatment could be successfully used to change the fabric hand. In the case of pure cotton woven fabrics, the fabrics were found to have better drapability and wrinkle recovery after laser treatment. In cotton/polyester blended fabrics, stiffness was found to be relatively higher after laser irradiation.
Original languageEnglish
Article number609
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 13 Nov 2017


  • Blended fabric
  • CO2 laser
  • Cotton
  • Fabric hand
  • PhabrOmeter
  • Polyester
  • Woven

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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