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Effect of Pretreatment on Dyeability and Functionalities of Summer Rayon fabrics Finished by Gallnut Extract
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  • Journal title : Fashion & Textile Research Journal
  • Volume 18, Issue 2,  2016, pp.244-251
  • Publisher : The Korean Society for ClothIng Industry
  • DOI : 10.5805/SFTI.2016.18.2.244
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Effect of Pretreatment on Dyeability and Functionalities of Summer Rayon fabrics Finished by Gallnut Extract
Hwang, Hyun Ju; Hong, Kyung Hwa;
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Viscose rayon filament fabrics have been called 'artificial silk' and beloved as summer clothing materials for a long time in Korea. This is because the viscose rayon filament fabrics reveals glossy surface and cool touch feeling compared to other conventional fabrics composed of staple fibers. Therefore, we tried to prepare the higher value added viscose rayon filament fabrics for summer textile products. In this study, we applied gallnut extract to the viscose rayon filament fabric to develop summer fabrics with natural color and multi-functions such as antibacterial and antioxidant properties. This process also pursue eco-friendly and multi-functional fabric finishing from the natural material "gallnut". In addition, various pre-treatment with cationizer, chitosan, or chito-oligomer was applied to the finishing process to improve the finishing efficacy and durability. Consequently, it was found that the active component of gallnut extract was successfully incorporated to the viscose rayon filament fabric through a pad-dry-cure process. And, the treated viscose rayon filament fabrics showed excellent antibacterial and antioxidant properties. Therefore, it was expected that the rayon filament fabrics treated by gallnut extract could be used as effective summer fabrics preventing the growth of bacteria and skin ageing as well as providing cool touch feeling. However, the pre-treatments were not that meaningful on the functionalities but effective on coloring.
cool touch textile;gallnut;pretreatment;antibacterial ability;antioxidant ability;
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