Study of Mechanical and Surface Properties on some Chemical Treated Cotton Fabric by KES-F, SEM and FTIR AnalysisMoses JJ1* and Venkataraman VK2
- *Corresponding Author:
- Moses JJ
Department of Applied Science
PSG College of Technology
Coimbatore 641 004, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: April 09, 2014; Accepted Date: May 02, 2014; Published Date: May 05, 2014
Citation: Moses JJ, Venkataraman VK (2014) Study of Mechanical and Surface Properties on some Chemical Treated Cotton Fabric by KES-F, SEM and FTIR Analysis. J Textile Sci Eng S2: 004 doi: 10.4172/2165-8064.S2-004
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Chemical treatment of cellulosic fabrics to alter the fibers properties without changing their fibrous form is a
common practice nowadays in the textile industry. In this paper cotton (woven and knitted) fabrics are selected and reacted with sodium hydroxide, morpholine, and cellulase enzyme. The fabrics are then dyed by some selected dyes such as annatto, onion, pomegranate, indigo, myrobalan, bar berry (natural dyes); and reactive and sulphur dyes (synthetic) respectively and subsequently finished. These fabrics are then analyzed for mechanical and surface properties from KES-F, and assessed by SEM and FTIR.