Liquid ammonia treatment of linen and cotton/linen fabrics

Emília Csiszár, Barbara Dornyi, Péter Somlai, István Sajó

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Liquid ammonia treatment (water-based process) was applied in a large-scale production for improving the quality of 100 % linen and cotton/linen fabrics. The results prove that the swelling treatment has several positive effects on the properties of the linen-containing fabrics, reducing their major disadvantages. Liquid ammonia treatment is very effective in improving wrinkling, dimensional stability, and resistance to abrasion. Significant improvement in easy care properties can also be achieved, especially for the heavier, more loosely constructed fabrics. Furthermore, the water-based swelling process affects the crystalline structure, accessibility and surface properties of the substrates.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTextiles For Sustainable Development
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)1600215599, 9781600215599
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2007



  • Cotton/linen fabrics
  • Easy-care properties
  • Fine structure
  • Linen fabrics
  • Liquid ammonia treatment
  • Mechanical properties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)

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Csiszár, E., Dornyi, B., Somlai, P., & Sajó, I. (2007). Liquid ammonia treatment of linen and cotton/linen fabrics. In Textiles For Sustainable Development (pp. 173-179). Nova Science Publishers, Inc..