Volume 19, Issue 5 (September 1991)

    An Assessment of the Effects of Treatment, Time, and Heat on the Removal of Erasable Pen Marks from Cotton and Cotton/Polyester Blend Fabrics

    (Received 26 November 1990; accepted 22 March 1991)

    CODEN: JTEOAD

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    Abstract

    This study investigated the removal of marks made by “erasable” marking pens on cotton and cotton/polyester fabrics. Data obtained from color difference measurements were analyzed using analysis-of-variance (ANOVA) procedures. Results indicated that removal of pen marks was easier from the cotton/polyester fabrics than from the 100% cotton fabrics. The most effective treatment for removal of marks for all fabric types was laundering, instead of following pen manufacturers' instructions. Best results were achieved by removing the marks 48 h after application as compared to 24 h or six weeks.


    Author Information:

    Moore, MA
    Coordinator of Graduate Studies, Textiles and Merchandising, College of Human Sciences, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

    Eddleman, VL
    Laboratory Manager, American Colors Inc., Orlando, FL


    Stock #: JTE12592J

    ISSN: 0090-3973

    DOI: 10.1520/JTE12592J

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    Title An Assessment of the Effects of Treatment, Time, and Heat on the Removal of Erasable Pen Marks from Cotton and Cotton/Polyester Blend Fabrics
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