Stain Resistance of Cotton Fabrics before and after Finishing with Admicellar Polymerization
AbstractEnvironmental concerns related to perfluoroctanoic acid (PFOA) led to a re-examination of the methods for imparting stain resistance and stain repellency to textiles. Non-PFOA fluoropolymer finishes have been formed on cotton knits by admicellar polymerization, a surface analogue of emulsion polymerization. Fabric samples were characterized by a drop test, contact angle measurements, SEM, elemental analysis and durability studies. Stain resistance and stain release properties were assessed by reflectance and AATCC tests with results comparing favorably with swatches from commercially available garments. Admicellar polymerization enabled the formation of durable finishes that exhibited high performance in stain resistance and stain repellency.
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Hanumansetty, S.; Maity, J.; Foster, R.; O’Rear, E.A. Stain Resistance of Cotton Fabrics before and after Finishing with Admicellar Polymerization. Appl. Sci. 2012, 2, 192-205.
Hanumansetty S, Maity J, Foster R, O’Rear EA. Stain Resistance of Cotton Fabrics before and after Finishing with Admicellar Polymerization. Applied Sciences. 2012; 2(1):192-205.Chicago/Turabian Style
Hanumansetty, Srinivas; Maity, Jayanta; Foster, Rod; O’Rear, Edgar A. 2012. "Stain Resistance of Cotton Fabrics before and after Finishing with Admicellar Polymerization." Appl. Sci. 2, no. 1: 192-205.