The effect of fabric strain during pressure steaming on fabric dimensional properties

Li, Q., Brady, P. R. and Wang, X. G. 2008, The effect of fabric strain during pressure steaming on fabric dimensional properties, Journal of the Textile Institute, vol. 99, no. 6, pp. 591-596.

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Title The effect of fabric strain during pressure steaming on fabric dimensional properties
Author(s) Li, Q.
Brady, P. R.
Wang, X. G.
Journal name Journal of the Textile Institute
Volume number 99
Issue number 6
Start page 591
End page 596
Total pages 6
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication Manchester, England
Publication date 2008-12
ISSN 0040-5000
1754-2340
Keyword(s) wool fabric
strain
pressure steaming
hygral expansion
relaxation shrinkage
fibre science
Summary It is shown that tension applied to fabric which is then permanently set by steaming under pressure for a short time has a significant effect on fabric dimensional properties. Increasing levels of stretch applied to fabric before pressure steaming resulted in decreases in fabric hygral expansion and relaxation shrinkage and also lowered fabric shrinkage that resulted from permanent setting. The setting conditions resembled those used in conventional pressure decatising, and it is suggested that in batch decatising, precise control of the length and width of fabric as it is batched up with the wrapper before steaming under pressure could enable predictable changes in fabric dimensions, relaxation shrinkage and hygral expansion to be obtained.
Language eng
Field of Research 091012 Textile Technology
Socio Economic Objective 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2008, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30017524

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