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Title: Effects of silicone-based softener on the easy-care finished cotton fabric
Authors: Talebpour, F
Holme, I
Keywords: Bending length;Cotton fabric;Crease recovery angle;Easy-care finish;Kinetic friction;Static friction;Silicone softener
Issue Date: Sep-2006
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. CI.8 D06C29/00
Abstract: The effects of an easy-care finish, namely DMeDHEU and DMeDH EU plus silicone softener, on physical properties of bleached cotton fabric have been studied. It is obvious that easy-care finish i mparts marked increase i n the fabric crease resistance along with the increase in static and kinetic frictions. The application of silicone softener on top of the easy-care finished fabric decreases the fabric friction and a further i ncrease in the crease recovery angle is also observed. Easy-care finishing marginally changes the bending length, which is reduced to some extent by the application of silicone softener.
Page(s): 444-449
ISSN: 0975-1025 (Online); 0971-0426 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJFTR Vol.31(3) [September 2006]

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