Low-temperature plasma treatment of wool fabric for its industrial use

Chi Wai Kan, K. Chan, C. W.M. Yuen

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Abstract

Low-temperature plasma (LTP) treatment using oxygen gas has been applied to wool fabric. The LTP-treated fabric been tested for its properties, such as tensile strength, elongation, tearing strength, shrinkage and colour fastness, using different international standard testing methods and the results compared with the industrial requirements. It is observed that the LTP-treated wool fabrics meet the industrial requirements. LTP treatment is found to increase extensibility and decrease tearing strength and shrinkage tendency of the fabric with overall improved fastness properties.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)385-390
Number of pages6
JournalIndian Journal of Fibre and Textile Research
Volume29
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2004

Keywords

  • Low-temperature plasma treatment
  • Wool fabric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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