Effect of enzymatic treatment and reactive dyeing on the low stress mechanical properties of linen fabric

Chi Wai Kan, C. W M Yuen, Y. L. Lam, C. K. Chan

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The present study was concerned mainly with the assessment of the modification of low stress mechanical properties of linen fabric that were induced by enzymatic treatment. In addition, the effect of dyeing with reactive dye on the enzyme treated linen fabric on the low stress mechanical properties were also investigated. Kawabata Evaluation System for Fabric (KES-F) instrument was used for assessing the low stress mechanical properties, i.e. tensile, shearing, bending, compression, and surface properties. Experimental results showed that the enzymatic treatment could alter those properties to different extent depending much on the concentration of enzyme used.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)325-332
Number of pages8
JournalFibers and Polymers
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2009


  • Cellulase
  • Linen
  • Low stress mechanical property
  • Reactive dye

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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