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    STP989

    Effect of Permanent Press Resin Finish on Cotton Fabric Thermal Resistivity

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    Abstract

    The effect of permanent press resin of the dimethylol ethelene urea (DMEU) type on 100% cotton fabric resistivity, as measured on a guarded hot plate, was studied. Increased add-on reduced average air pore size and increased solid content. A reduction in fabric thickness and an increase in actual contact area with a solid surface were also observed. A maximum of resistivity was obtained for an add-on of 4.4%. Further increase in add-on caused a reduction in resistivity as bulk density increased. These results were compared with theoretical models of heat transfer through randomly oriented fiber assemblies.

    Keywords:

    protective clothing, fabrics, thermal resistivity, resin treatment, heat transfer, comfort


    Author Information:

    Shalev, I
    Lecturer, Shenkar College of Textile Technology and Fashion, Ramat-Gan,


    Committee/Subcommittee: F23.96

    DOI: 10.1520/STP26280S