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Title: Effect of surface treatment on the properties of wool fabric
Authors: Kan, CW 
Yuen, CWM
Chan, CK 
Lau, MP
Keywords: Etching
Fibers
Oxidation
Plasma treatment and textiles
Surfaces
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: World Scientific Publ Co Pte Ltd
Source: Surface review and letters, 2007, v. 14, no. 4, p. 559-563 How to cite?
Journal: Surface Review and Letters 
Abstract: Wool fiber is commonly used in textile industry, however, it has some technical problems which affect the quality and performance of the finished products such as felting shrinkage, handle, lustre, pilling, and dyeability. These problems may be attributed mainly in the presence of wool scales on the fiber surface. Recently, chemical treatments such as oxidation and reduction are the commonly used descaling methods in the industry. However, as a result of the pollution caused by various chemical treatments, physical treatment such as low temperature plasma (LTP) treatment has been introduced recently because it is similarly capable of achieving a comparable descaling effect. Most of the discussions on the applications of LTP treatment on wool fiber were focused on applying this technique for improving the surface wettability and shrink resistance. Meanwhile, little discussion has been made on the mechanical properties, thermal properties, and the air permeability. In this paper, wool fabric was treated with LTP treatment with the use of a non-polymerizing gas, namely oxygen. After the LTP treatment, the fabrics low-stress mechanical properties, air permeability, and thermal properties were evaluated and discussed.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/9882
DOI: 10.1142/S0218625X07009840
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