IMPACT OF MODERN TECHNOLOGY ON FABRIC

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  • Created by: Abigail
  • Created on: 27-11-14 18:02

SHRINK RESISTANT WOOL;

  • wool fibres shrink badly when wet so they need to be made shrink resistant
  • physical wet finishing process can be used for woven wool fabrics which is dried naturally without tension. This is called London Shrinking. Any subsequent washing would result in shrinking so dry clean is recommended
  • chemical finishes for wool typically use chlorine which is bad for the environment in wastewater

NEW SHRINK-RESIST FINISHES;

  • newer finishes have the ability to coat and surround the wool fibres with synthetic polymers to make the fibres felt-resistant. SOFT LUSTRE is a process for worsted yarns using silicone resulting in soft, smooth and lustrous that dye well and machine wash
  • TEFLON can also be used
  • another new chemical finish for wool is called inter-fibre bonding. A soft polymer is…

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