Fabric objective measurement of the plasma-treated cotton fabric subjected to wrinkle-resistant finishing with BTCA and TiO2system

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

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Handle is an important factor when designing the end-uses of fabric as it is also a critical factor for purchasing decision. In the present study, the Kawabata Evaluation System for Fabrics (KES-F) was used for measuring the fabric handle of BTCA-TiO2treated cotton fabric with or without plasma pre-treatment. The results revealed that the BTCA-TiO2treated cotton fabrics without plasma pre-treatment had a negative effect on tensile, shearing, compressional, and surface properties while the bending properties were improved. On the other hand, the plasma pre-treatment improved the tensile and compressional properties, but not the bending, shearing, and surface properties.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)626-634
Number of pages9
JournalFibers and Polymers
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2011


  • BTCA
  • Plasma pre-treatment
  • Titanium dioxide
  • Wrinkle-resistant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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