Effect of Cross Linker Treatment on Dimensional and Mechanical Properties of Knitted Fabrics

Farida Irshad, Tauheed Ahmed, Assad Farooq, Muhammad Azeem Ashraf, Nasir Mahmood
2019 Pakistan journal of scientific and industrial research  
The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of crosslinker concentrations on dimensional and mechanical properties of 100% cotton knitted structures. After crosslinker treatment at two different concentrations, it was observed that fabric shrinkage and spirality were effectively controlled with the increased amount of crosslinker. It was also observed that varying cross-linker concentrations have the most significant impact on the dimensional control of single jersey knitted fabric as
more » ... ted fabric as compared to pique and fleece. The crosslinking of reactive groups present in the cellulosic structure resulted in decrease in bursting strength of all knitted fabrics. However, the decrease in bursting strength was minimized by increasing softener concentration.
doi:10.52763/pjsir.phys.sci.62.1.2019.48.51 fatcat:pigrjsrhjnfwpg6yyvjx45hfxi