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Title: Effect of mercerization on the crosslinking of ramie fabric using 1,2,3,4 - Butanetetracarboxylic acid : physical properties and crosslink distribution
Authors: Zhou, LM
Yeung, KW
Yuen, CWM
Zhou, X
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Source: Textile research journal, 2002, v. 72, no. 9, p. 795-802 How to cite?
Journal: Textile research journal 
Abstract: Ramie, tension-mercerized ramie, slack-mercerized ramie, and cotton fabrics are treated with 1,2,3,4-butanetetracarboxylic acid (BTCA) to obtain wrinkle-resistant properties, and their physical properties are compared. Tension mercerization slightly enhances the loss of both tensile and tearing strengths of the crosslinked ramie fabric, while slack-mercerized crosslinked ramie fabric has severe mechanical strength loss mainly due to the destruction of fiber orientation during mercerization. Both the tension- and slack-mercerized crosslinked ramie fabrics show increased moisture and water retention, as well as a very rigid handle. Both tension and slack mercerization minimize surface migration of the crosslinking agent.
ISSN: 0040-5175
EISSN: 1746-7748
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