SIGNIFICANCE OF MOISTURE MANAGEMENT IN TEXTILES
|Dr. S. K. Chinta, Ms. Pooja D. Gujar
D.K.T.E Textile & Engineering Institute, Ichalkaranji, India
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Comfort is one of the most important aspects of all clothing. In this research an attempt has been made to finish the fabric with various softeners. Four different types of bleached fabrics like cotton, heavy cotton, P/ V blend, P/C blend were used for the study. These fabrics were treated with softeners like Anionic, Nonionic, PE Emulsion, Amino Silicone, Micro Amino Silicone, Reactive Softener, Glycerin, Micro Silicone and hydrophilic silicones like Silkofeel HP 678, Silkofeel HP 387 to improve the comfort properties of fabrics. The softener concentrations were varied as 10 gpl, 20 gpl, 30 gpl and 40 gpl. The results have shown that the fabrics treated with Silkofeel HP 678 had significant improvement in all comfort properties like wicking, water absorbency, air permeability, bending length.