Use of Triexta fabric in fashion garment as stain repellent fabric

Mainak Mitra
2019 Journal of Textile Engineering & Fashion Technology  
Abbreviations: PTT, poly-trimethylene terephthalate; FTC, federal trade commission; PTA; purified terepthalic acid; PDO, 1, 3 propane-diol; PET; polyester; VOC, volatile organic compounds 1. Durability: Like nylon PTT is more durable than PET 2. Hand: PTT is softer and smoother to touch than PET Effect of stain & care: Triexta fibre is hydrophobic & good resistant to stain. So without using any spot cleaner fabric can be washed easily only by water. To some common household foods like red wine,
more » ... oods like red wine, coloured beverages, mustard, PTT is resistant to stain permanently. 4 No additional chemical treatments are required for stain removal as it is self resistant to stain. Due to its poor moisture absorbent property triexta fabric apparel was popular in clothing industry earlier than carpet industry with the trade tag-line 'dry-fit'. Like PET and olefin PTT is oleophilic, so soils (petroleum, animal, vegetable) and oil spots can easily be removed by applying dry solvent spotters and cleaning additives, like propylene glycol. Effect of microorganism: PTT is allergy friendly, mold resistant like other synthetic fibres, so it is safe during handling by kids. Abstract Stain removing or dirt cleaning is a tedious job during activity of day to day garment washing. This dirt is held fast due to mixing of oil secreted from body. During washing it is very difficult to clean these parts and in due course these part turns yellow due to left over residue after washing. To solve this problem garment designers and textile technologists are working continuously till now. Users will get relieve during cleaning if the garment itself is clean friendly. A common popular technique has been adopted, by treating the fabric before pattern to be cut, with chemicals during functional finishing process. But this step creates a lot of difficulties during garment making process including high rise in cost due to an extra application. Garments are made only to focus about the aesthetic appeal of the dress and not to think there after use care. This may possible only for couture or avant grade item and not for in day to day life. Triexta is such a fibre having inherent property to repel soil and dirt adhere to it naturally during washing. Considering this property and its bio-friendly manufacturing process, using of Triexta fabric in the garment making as one of the raw materials in some strategic parts is done in our studies. Citation: Mitra M. Use of Triexta fabric in fashion garment as stain repellent fabric.
doi:10.15406/jteft.2019.05.00209 fatcat:7dnpevjlyjgahhdqwecr6gvdzy