Effects of laundering on conductivity of polypyrrole-coated textiles

Hurren, Christopher, Kaynak, Akif and Wang, Xungai 2007, Effects of laundering on conductivity of polypyrrole-coated textiles, Research journal of textile and apparel, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 11-17.

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Title Effects of laundering on conductivity of polypyrrole-coated textiles
Author(s) Hurren, Christopher
Kaynak, Akif
Wang, Xungai
Journal name Research journal of textile and apparel
Volume number 11
Issue number 3
Start page 11
End page 17
Publisher Hong Kong Institution of Textile and Apparel
Place of publication Kowloon, Hong Kong
Publication date 2007
ISSN 1560-6074
Keyword(s) laundering
conductive polymer
fibre science
Summary This study examines the resistance change in conductive polypyrrole-coated PET fabrics under the AS 2001.4.15 – 1994 laundering test conditions. The effects of individual detergent components of a standard detergent, including auxiliary chemicals, at four different temperatures were studied. When the coated fabric was washed under the AS 2001.4.15-1994 conditions, the ECE reference detergent and pure soap flakes (sodium sterate) both decreased the conductivity of the coating at a rate exponentially proportional to the laundering temperature. Detergent types had an influence over the rate of degradation; pH conditions had a large influence on the rate of polymer deterioration with the acidic nonionic detergent giving rise to significantly improved laundering conditions. The auxiliary chemicals, sodium carbonate and sodium perborate were seen to cause large degradation of polymers during laundering. Ethylene diamine tetra acetic acid was seen to have only a slight influence on the reduction of conductivity of polymers.
Language eng
Field of Research 091209 Polymers and Plastics
HERDC Research category C3 Non-refereed articles in a professional journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30013533

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Centre for Material and Fibre Innovation
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