Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/32733
Title: A new approach to UV-blocking treatment for cotton fabrics
Authors: Xin, JH 
Daoud, WA
Kong, YY
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Source: Textile research journal, 2004, v. 74, no. 2, p. 97-100 How to cite?
Journal: Textile research journal 
Abstract: In this study, a new approach to a UV-blocking treatment for cotton fabrics is developed using the sol-gel method. The treatment forms a thin layer of titania on the surface of cotton fibers, and the treated fabrics show much improved protection against UV radiation, with a UPF factor of 50+ or excellent protection according to the Australian/New Zealand standards. The treated fabrics are also tested for washfastness. The results show that the excellent UV protection rating of the treated fabrics can be maintained even after 55 home launderings, indicating a high level of adhesion between the titania layer and the cotton. A bursting strength test of the treated fabrics shows no adverse effect from the treatment.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/32733
ISSN: 0040-5175
EISSN: 1746-7748
DOI: 10.1177/004051750407400202
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