A comparison of the soiling behavior of dacron-and-cotton fabrics with those of similarly constructed all-cotton fabrics

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Frances Barnett Buchanan (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Pauline Keeney

Abstract: The trend toward increased consumption of Dacron fibers has been influenced by the interest in the use of Dacron and cotton blends for apparel. The well known qualities of cotton blend with those of Dacron to form fabrics with consumer appeal in a variety of textures. There is also consumer appeal in those properties which contribute to the serviceability of the fabrics; particularly to those properties which contribute to their use in "wash and wear" apparel. Cotton is noted for its response to moisture. Physically it is highly hydroscopic. It absorbs and releases large quantities of water.1 Chemically speaking, except for impurities, cotton is pure cellulose. Cotton is a hydrophylic fiber because of the many exposed (OH) groups in it. Many of these groups swell as much as 1|0 per cent in volume upon immersion in water and practically all the increase occurs in the cross section of the cotton fiber. It is doubtful that solid soil greater than submicroscopic size can penetrate the interior deeply.2

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Language: English
Date: 1958
Textile fabrics $x Evaluation
Cotton $x Cleaning
Dacron $x Cleaning

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