Study the influence of low temperature plasma on the properties of ink-jet printed cotton fabric

C.W.M. Yuen, Chi Wai Kan

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Abstract

This paper studies the effect of low temperature plasma (LTP) on an ink-jet printed cotton fabric. Owing to the specific printing and conductivity requirements for ink-jet printing, none of the conventional printing chemicals used for cotton fabric can be directly incorporated into the ink formulation. As a result, the cotton fabric requires pre-treatment with the printing chemicals prior to the stage of ink-jet printing. The application of the printing chemicals as pre-treatment to cotton fabric is by means of coating method. The aim of this paper is to study the possibility and effectiveness of applying LTP treatment to enhance the performance of pre-treatment paste containing sodium alginate so as to improve the properties of the ink-jet printed cotton fabric. Experimental results revealed that the LTP pre-treatment in couple with the ink-jet printing technique could improve the final printed properties of cotton fabric.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-27
Number of pages8
JournalTaiwan Textile Research Journal
Volume18
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Keywords

  • Low temperature plasma
  • Ink-jet printing
  • Cotton
  • Fibre
  • Surface

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Environmental Science(all)

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