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Title: Efficacy of solvent, alkali and pectinase on removal of non-cellulosics from cotton fibres
Authors: Nalankilli, G
Saravanan, D
Govindaraj, N
Harish, P
Keywords: Cotton
Elongation
Moisture content
Solubility parameter
Strength
Weight loss
Issue Date: Dec-2008
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. Cl. ⁸ D06B
Abstract: The physical properties of different varieties of cotton fibres of various origins have been studied after extraction using solvents and alkali scouring with reference to enzyme scouring process. Enzyme scoured samples show comparable results with that of solvent extracted and alkali scoured samples in terms of fibre fineness, weight loss, moisture regain, strength and elongation. The scouring processes improve the properties of the fibres in the order: solvent extraction < enzyme scouring < ammonium oxalate extraction < alkali scouring.
Page(s): 438-442
ISSN: 0971-0426
Source:IJFTR Vol.33(4) [December 2008]

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