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Polymers 2017, 9(11), 609; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym9110609

Effect of CO2 Laser Treatment on the Fabric Hand of Cotton and Cotton/Polyester Blended Fabric

Institute of Textiles and Clothing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
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Received: 20 October 2017 / Revised: 31 October 2017 / Accepted: 8 November 2017 / Published: 13 November 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Textile and Textile-Based Materials)
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This paper compares the impact of laser treatment on cotton and cotton/polyester blended fabric hand properties, using the PhabrOmeter system. Five fabric hand properties, namely, stiffness, smoothness, softness, wrinkle recovery rate, and drapability, were obtained, and it was proven that laser treatment could be successfully used to change the fabric hand. In the case of pure cotton woven fabrics, the fabrics were found to have better drapability and wrinkle recovery after laser treatment. In cotton/polyester blended fabrics, stiffness was found to be relatively higher after laser irradiation. View Full-Text
Keywords: fabric hand; PhabrOmeter; CO2 laser; cotton; polyester; woven; blended fabric fabric hand; PhabrOmeter; CO2 laser; cotton; polyester; woven; blended fabric
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Hung, O.-N.; Kan, C.-W. Effect of CO2 Laser Treatment on the Fabric Hand of Cotton and Cotton/Polyester Blended Fabric. Polymers 2017, 9, 609.

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