Carboxymethylation of cotton fabric for the improvement of end-use properties

S. K. Obendorf, J. Borsa

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Cotton fabric with a highly accessible structure and large sorption capacity was obtained in laboratory experiments using carboxymethylation as a durable finish. When used as the outer layer in protective clothing, this fabric traps more pesticide than the untreated one, but after laundering it contains less contaminant than the control fabric. This indicates that carboxymethylated fabric can offer some protective advantages in reusable work clothing for pesticide handlers. This character of fibre, similar to a permanent gel coating, hopefully can be used in other application areas as well.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Specialist publicationInternational Textile Bulletin
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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