Optimizing the shrinkage and bursting strength of knitted fabrics after resin finishing

Tanveer Hussain, Faiza Safdar, Ahsan Nazir, Kashif Iqbal

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Abstract

Application of crosslinking resins is one of the effective methods used for improving the dimensional stability of cotton knitted fabrics. However, such an application often results in severe deterioration in the bursting strength of the treated fabrics. This study was undertaken for modeling and optimization of the shrinkage control and bursting strength of Lacoste Pique cotton knitted fabrics, using response surface methodology. A central composite experimental design was used to find out the optimum resin and softener concentrations along with the best curing time for maximum shrinkage control with minimum possible loss in the fabric bursting strength.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1451-1456
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society of Pakistan
Volume35
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013

Keywords

  • Resin finishing
  • dimensional stability
  • modeling
  • optimization
  • shrinkage
  • bursting strength
  • RESPONSE-SURFACE METHODOLOGY
  • COTTON FABRICS
  • DIMENSIONAL STABILITY
  • MECHANICAL STRENGTH

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