Improving wrinkle resistance of cotton fabric by montmorillonite

C. W.M. Yuen, Chi Wai Kan, H. L. Lee

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Abstract

Cotton fabric was treated with montmorillonite (MMT) so as to evaluate its effectiveness on improving its wrinkle resistance. The MMT in emulsion form was applied to cotton fabric by padding and finally the wrinkle resistance of the MMT-treated cotton fabric was improved. Furthermore, instrumental methods were used for studying the presence of MMT particles on the cotton fabric surface. It was noted that nano-scale MMT particles adhered on the fiber surface and the particle size played an important role in influencing the wrinkle resistance of the cotton fabric. The experimental results are discussed thoroughly in this paper.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-145
Number of pages7
JournalFibers and Polymers
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2006

Keywords

  • Cotton fabric
  • Montmorillonite (MMT)
  • Nano-particle
  • Recovery angle
  • Wrinkle resistance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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