The Durable Press Finishing of Silk Fabrics by Using 1,2,3,4-Butanetetracarboxylic Acid

Zhuohong Yang, Jinlian Hu

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In this paper, the nonformaldehyde agent 1,2,3,4-butanetetracarboxylic acid was used for durable press finishing of silk fabric. To optimize the finishing, the effects of the amount of sodium hypophosphite, 1,2,3,4-butanetetracarboxylic acid and citric acid, curing temperature and curing time were examined. It was found that the wet wrinkle recovery angle had an obvious improvement from 179° to 273°, and that the finishing had a very small effect to the breaking strength.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46-48
Number of pages3
JournalResearch Journal of Textile and Apparel
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2006


  • Butanetetracarboxylic Acid
  • Durable Press Finishing
  • Silk

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Business and International Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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