Modification of wrinkle resistance of cotton fabric

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

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Abstract

Cotton fabrics were treated with montmorillonite (MMT) so as to improve the wrinkle-resistant properties of the cotton fabrics. The MMT in emulsion form was applied by padding method to the cotton fabrics, and the wrinkle-resistant properties of the MMT-treated cotton fabrics and the wrinkle-resistant properties of MMT-treated cotton fabrics were consequently improved. Furthermore, different instrumental methods were used for studying the distribution of MMT particles on the cotton fabric surface. It was noted that near nano-scale MMT particles were adhered on the fiber surface, and in addition, the particles size played an important role in influencing the wrinkle-resistant properties of the cotton fabric.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3700-3707
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Applied Polymer Science
Volume99
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2006

Keywords

  • Fibers
  • FTIR
  • Nanoparticles
  • Surfaces

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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