Impact of Various Wrinkle Free Finishes on Wrinkle Recovery Property of Cotton Fabric under Different Variables
- *Corresponding Author:
- Tusief MQ
Department of Fibre & Textile Technology
University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: April 29, 2014; Accepted Date: June 30, 2014; Published Date: July 12, 2014
Citation: Tusief MQ, Mahmood N, Amin N, Saddique M (2014) Impact of Various Wrinkle Free Finishes on Wrinkle Recovery Property of Cotton Fabric under Different Variables. J Textile Sci Eng 4:160. doi: 10.4172/2165-8064.1000160
Copyright: © 2014 Tusief MQ, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Today everybody wishes for that his/her dress retains just ironed shape. Wrinkle free finishes provide wrinkle free and soft look fabric. Wrinkle free finishes are broadly used in the textile industry to impart wrinkle-resistance to cellulosic materials such as cotton fabric. The application of wrinkle resistance (permanent or durable press) finishes on the fabric improves their wrinkle resistance property. Because of increasing demand for pure cotton fabrics, permanent press finishes are being used on these clothes. In conventional durable press finishing, there are two types of products used (resin type and reactant type). Both of these products contain formaldehyde which cause human carcinogen. Hence durable press finishes free of formaldehyde with trade namesTexicil DC, Knittex RCT, Arkofix NEC and Arkofix ELF (Dihydroxi ethylene urea and Demethyldihydroxi urea) were used in this research study. The present work endeavors to optimize the application of these wrinkle free finishes at various concentrations trying different techniques of applying these finishes on pure cotton fabric for best manufacturing results. The results revealed that the finish Arkofix ELF and Arkofix NEC showed superior results at the concentration level 120 g/l under Pad-flash –cure method of application for the wrinkle free property of the fabric.