EFFECT OF NANO-SILICONE SOFTENER ON ABRASION AND PILLING RESISTANCE AND COLOR FASTNESS OF KNITTED FABRICS


ÇELİK N. , Degirmenci Z., Kaynak H. K.

TEKSTIL VE KONFEKSIYON, cilt.20, ss.41-47, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 20 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Dergi Adı: TEKSTIL VE KONFEKSIYON
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.41-47

Özet

Silicones are the most widely used softeners in textile industry. Silicone softeners are classified into three groups according to particle size; macro, micro and nano-silicones. Nano-silicone softeners penetrate the fabric inner structure more easily than others. Due to the fact that nano-silicone softener application area widens rapidly in commercial use, we give a comparison with respect to performance and color fastness properties of knitted fabrics with and without nano-silicone softener in this study. We obtained and evaluated the properties as abrasion and pilling resistance, rubbing, dry cleaning, and washing fastness using four different knitted samples. Fabrics with nano-silicone softener exhibited poor abrasion but better pilling resistance. Nano-silicone softener treatment does not have significant effect on color fastness properties of knitted fabrics.