The effectiveness of stain removal from durable press treated fabrics using three cleaning methods

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Mary Elizabeth Wilber (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Pauline Keeney

Abstract: Durable press treated fabrics are the textile manufacturer's current answer to the consumer's demand for garments which retain their original appearance and require minimum care. Despite the advantages attributed to this finishing process, certain undesirable characteristics have appeared to result from the application of this finish. One such problem has been the removal of spots and stains from durable press treated fabrics. This study was designed to (1) evaluate the penetration of the ten selected oily and oil-borne stains into the five selected durable press treated fabrics, and (2) to determine the success of removal of these stains from the fabrics by a home laundering procedure, a commercial laundering procedure, and a dry cleaning procedure.

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Language: English
Date: 1967

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