Effect of enzyme treatment and dyeing on the mechanical properties of linen

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

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In this paper, different concentrations of cellulase enzyme were used for treating linen fabrics. The pretreated linen fabrics were dyed using a bifunctional reactive dye at various concentrations. The effect of enzyme treatment, together with the dyeing process on the low-stress mechanical properties of the linen fabric, was then investigated. The low-stress mechanical properties were assessed quantitatively, including the tensile, shearing, bending, compression and surface properties of the enzyme-treated and dyed linen fabrics. The results revealed that the enzyme treatment with subsequent dyeing could alter these properties to a greater extent, depending predominantly on the concentration of enzyme used. Journal compilation
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-276
Number of pages8
JournalColoration Technology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)

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