Low-temperature plasma treatment of wool fabric for its industrial use
C W Kan, K Chan & C W M Yuen
Low-temperature plasma (LTP) treatment using oxygen gas has been applied to wool fabric. The LTP-treated fabric has been tested for its properties, such as tensile strength, elongation, tearing strength, shrinkage and colour fastness, using different international standard testing methods and the results compared with the industrial requirements. It is observed that the LTP-treated wool fabrics meet the industrial requirements. LTP treatment is found to increase extensibility and decrease tearing strength and shrinkage tendency of the fabric with overall improved fastness properties.
Keywords: Low-temperature plasma treatment, Wool fabric
IPC Code: Int. Cl.7 D06B 3/00