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- Yang, Charles Q.; Yiping Lu,; Lickfield, Gary C.
- Textile research journal 2002 v.72 no.9 pp. 817-824
- carboxylic acids; wrinkle resistant finishes; cotton; fabrics; chemical analysis
- ... Polycarboxylic acids have been the most promising durable press finishing agents for cotton to replace traditional formaldehyde-based reagents. Among the various polycarboxylic acids investigated in recent years, 1,2,3,4-butanetetracarboxylic acid (BTCA) has been the most effective crosslinking agent. Cottons treated with BTCA have shown superior durable press performance with high levels of laund ...
- Zhou, L.M.; Yeung, K.W.; Yuen, C.W.M.; Zhou, X.
- Textile research journal 2002 v.72 no.9 pp. 795-802
- cotton; physical properties; crosslinking; wrinkle resistant finishes; esterification; mechanical properties; Boehmeria nivea; fabrics; carboxylic acids; mercerization
- ... Ramie, tension-mercerized ramie, slack-mercerized ramie, and cotton fabrics are treated with 1,2,3,4-butanetetracarboxylic acid (BTCA) to obtain wrinkle-resistant properties, and their physical properties are compared. Tension mercerization slightly enhances the loss of both tensile and tearing strengths of the crosslinked ramie fabric, while slack-mercerized crosslinked ramie fabric has severe me ...