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Wettability of Easy-Care Finished Cotton

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Authors:

  • Uddin Faheem
    Textile Department, University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Lomas Mike
    The University of Bolton, Bolton, United Kingdom

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Abstract:

The easy-care finishing of cotton cross-links adjacent molecular chains in a cellulose structure, whereby the wettability of finished cotton fabric is significantly reduced or becomes unwettable. The pigment printing of easy-care finished cotton fabric was investigated. The residual catalyst content on the fibre surface and the cross-linked molecular structure both influence fabric wettability. The finished cotton fabric would become unwettable following after-wash treatment, resulting in the reduced absorption of the pigment paste in fibres. The type of catalyst used in easy-care finishing has a direct influence on pigment printing; generally, it enhances the fabric wettability of finished fabric that has received wash-off treatment. The catalyst content on the surface of fibres also affects the colour strength (K/S value) and lateral spreading of aqueous print paste on the finished fabric.

Tags: catalyst salt, cotton fabric, DMDHEU, easy-care, wettability.

Citation: Uddin F., Lomas M.; Wettability of Easy-Care Finished Cotton. FIBRES & TEXTILES in Eastern Europe 2010, Vol. 18, No. 4 (81) pp. 56-60.

Published in issue no 4 (81) / 2010, pages 56–60.

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