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Title: Effect of fabric softener on thermal comfort of cotton and polyester fabrics
Authors: Parthiban, M
Ramesh Kumar, M
Keywords: Air permeability
Cotton
Polyester
Thermal insulation value
Wickability
Issue Date: Dec-2007
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. Cl.⁸ D06B1/00
Abstract: The effect of fabric softener on thermal comfort properties, such as air permeability, thermal insulation value and wickability, of cotton and polyester fabrics after repeated laundering have been studied. It is observed that the fabric softener treatment with different levels significantly decreases the air permeability and wickability of cotton fabrics but does not affect the polyester fabrics properties. The softener treatment increases the thermal insulation value of both cotton and polyester fabrics to a similar degree. Statistical analysis also indicates that the results are significant for air permeability, thermal insulation value and wickability of the fabrics. The chemical finishing has a significant influence on the thermal comfort properties of cotton and polyester fabrics after repeated laundering cycles.
Page(s): 446-452
ISSN: 0971-0426
Source:IJFTR Vol.32(4) [December 2007]

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