The effect of selected cleansing treatments on garments with durable press finishes

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Lynda Claudia McGraw (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Pauline Keeney

Abstract: The objectives of this study were to examine the effect of home laundering, commercial laundering and dry cleaning on the maintenance characteristics of durable press finished garments and to determine whether these cleansing treatments or methods of applying the finish differed in their effect on these characteristics. Thirty garments were purchased representing six durable press finishes. Three of these finishes were applied by the pre-cure method and three, by the deferred cure method. Each of the finishes was represented by five garments alike in appearance, fabric and construction features. This number provided a control for the physical testing, a control for the visual evaluation, and garments to be home laundered, commercial laundered and dry cleaned.

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Language: English
Date: 1966

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