Effect of hydrogen peroxide treatment on the properties of wool fabric

Wang, Xin and Shen, Xiaolin and Xu, Weilin (2012) Effect of hydrogen peroxide treatment on the properties of wool fabric. Applied Surface Science, 258 (24). pp. 10012-10016. ISSN 0169-4332

Abstract

In this study, hydrogen peroxide treatment was applied to improve the surface wettability, moisture transfer properties and other related properties of wool fabric. SEM images showed the tip of wool scale was smoothened and parts of the scale were peeled off after hydrogen peroxide treatment. The time for a water droplet to sink into the fabric could decrease to less than 1 s and the wicking properties of wool fabrics were dramatically improved after hydrogen peroxide treatment. Shrinkage and whiteness of the fabric were improved due to the modification of scale and the bleaching effect of hydrogen peroxide, respectively. The fabrics became weaker and ductile with less than 4% weight loss. This study would benefit further application of wool fiber in summer clothing in which the surface wettability and moisture transfer properties are essential and determinative.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2012 Elsevier B.V. Permanent restricted access to published version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2014 04:14
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2017 01:31
Uncontrolled Keywords: clothing; hydrogen peroxide; surface wettability; wool
Fields of Research : 03 Chemical Sciences > 0303 Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry > 030301 Chemical Characterisation of Materials
09 Engineering > 0910 Manufacturing Engineering > 091012 Textile Technology
03 Chemical Sciences > 0305 Organic Chemistry > 030502 Natural Products Chemistry
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 86 Manufacturing > 8604 Leather Products, Fibre Processing and Textiles > 860407 Wool Scouring and Top Making
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2012.06.065
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/25495

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