Effect of the particle size of fluorocarbon-based finishing agents on fastness and color properties of 100% cotton knitted fabrics

ÇELİK N. , Icoglu H. I. , Erdal P.

JOURNAL OF THE TEXTILE INSTITUTE, cilt.102, sa.6, ss.483-490, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 102 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/00405000.2010.489743
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.483-490


This study examines the effect of the particle size of fluorocarbon-based water-oil-soil-repellent finishing agents on color fastness and colorimetric properties by experimental analyses. Therefore, two finishing agents with different particle sizes were applied to red-dyed and blue-dyed knitted fabric samples of single jersey and rib-structured knits, produced from 100% cotton yarns. The results show that smaller particle size causes less color change for all washings (0, 1 and 5), both of the dyes and the fabric structures (single jersey and rib). Also, it is observed that smaller particle size positively affects the rub fastness results.