Indian Journal of Fibre & Textile Research
Vol. 31, September 2006, pp. 444-449


Effects of silicone-based softener on the easy-care finished cotton fabric

 F Talebpour &  I Holme

Revised received and accepted 26 July 2005

The effects of an easy-care finish, namely DMeDHEU and DMeDHEU plus silicone softener, on physical properties of bleached cotton fabric have been studied. It is obvious that easy-care finish imparts marked increase in the fabric crease resistance along with the increase in static and kinetic frictions. The application of silicone softener on top of the easy-care finished fabric decreases the fabric friction and a further increase in the crease recovery angle is also observed. Easy-care finishing marginally changes the bending length, which is reduced to some extent by the application of silicone softener.

Keywords: Bending length, Cotton fabric, Crease recovery angle, Easy-care finish, Kinetic friction, Static friction, Silicone softener

IPC Code: Int. Cl.8 D06C29/00