A study of the effect of resin finishes for crease resistance upon the serviceability of certain cotton fabrics

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Gladys Ruth Parker (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Pauline Keeney

Abstract: One of the greatest advances in the cotton textile industry of recent years has been the development of a process for obtaining crease resistant fabrics by resin applications. This is a relatively new process that is being received by the consumer and the industry with interest. However, many questions are being voiced in regard to the durability of the finish and the serviceability of such treated fabrics. Prior to the development of this finish, consumers had objected to the lack of elasticity in cotton and linen fabrics that caused garments to wrinkle easily and to lose their desired shape and appearance. For this reason, garments of the more resilient fabrics were often selected in preference to the easily crushed cotton and linen garments. This problem has been of much concern to the textile industry. Manufacturers of cotton were particularly concerned; for during 1949, cottons comprised 69 per cent of the textile market in the United States with an annual output of roughly ten billion yards.

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Language: English
Date: 1952
Crease-resistant fabrics
Acetal resins
Cotton finishing

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