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Polymers 2018, 10(10), 1163; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym10101163

Preparation and Characterization of Hot Melt Copolyester (PBTI) Ultrafine Particles and Their Effect on the Anti-Pilling Performance of Polyester/Cotton Fabrics

Key Laboratory of Advanced Textile Materials and Manufacturing Technology, Ministry of Education, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou 310018, China
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Received: 7 September 2018 / Revised: 4 October 2018 / Accepted: 16 October 2018 / Published: 18 October 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Polymer Processing for Enhancing Textile Application)
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An ultrafine particle aqueous-phase system of hot melt copolyester was prepared by an inverse emulsion–precipitation method. Laser particle size analysis showed that the diameter of the obtained copolyester particles was mostly distributed between 20 and 100 nm. The structure of the copolymer was characterized by FT–IR and 1H-NMR, and the melting point of the particles was determined to be 125 °C, as measured by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). Intrinsic viscosity analysis showed that the particle intrinsic viscosity decreased by 6.73% compared with that of the original copolyester. Polyester/cotton woven fabrics were padded with the ultrafine copolyester particles at different concentrations, and the corresponding SEM showed that the fibers were well bonded to each other. The pilling test results showed that these ultrafine copolyester granules improved the pilling performance of the polyester/cotton woven fabrics to a grade of 4.5–5. View Full-Text
Keywords: hot-melt copolyester; ultrafine particles; anti-pilling hot-melt copolyester; ultrafine particles; anti-pilling
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Huang, Z.; Chen, W. Preparation and Characterization of Hot Melt Copolyester (PBTI) Ultrafine Particles and Their Effect on the Anti-Pilling Performance of Polyester/Cotton Fabrics. Polymers 2018, 10, 1163.

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