In this paper, effects on some textile properties of poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) due to laser irradiation were studied. Properties included fibre weight and diameter, tensile strength and elongation, yarn abrasion, bending, surface lustre, wetting, air permeability as well as crystallinity. Properties such as wettability and air permeability were positively affected but some properties such as fibre weight and diameter, tensile strength, yarn abrasion and bending properties were adversely affected. In this paper, the laser irradiation used could not affect the bulk property of polymer due to its low penetration depth, and hence, the effect of the laser irradiation on the bulk and structural properties was limited. However, the performance and comfort properties of the laser irradiated PET could be largely affected by laser irradiation as these properties could have been changed considerably if the surface was modified.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2008|
- Poly(ethylene terephthalate)
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Surfaces and Interfaces