Effects of Surfactants on Pectinase Treatment of Cotton/Chitosan Blends

면/키토산 혼방섬유의 펙티나제 처리시 계면활성제의 영향

  • Song, Yu-Sun (Dept. Clothing & Textles, Sookmyung Women's University) ;
  • Kim, Hye-Rim (Dept. Clothing & Textles, Sookmyung Women's University) ;
  • Song, Wha-Soon (Dept. Clothing & Textles, Sookmyung Women's University)
  • 송유선 (숙명여자대학교 의류학과) ;
  • 김혜림 (숙명여자대학교 의류학과) ;
  • 송화순 (숙명여자대학교 의류학과)
  • Published : 2009.12.31


This study examined the effect of surfactant pretreatment on the pectinase-treated cotton/chitosan blends by weight loss and properties such as water absorbency, dyeability, tensile strength, pilling property, and surface morphology. The weight loss of cotton/chitosan blends was 1.5% by the surfactant pretreatment/pectinase treatment. The water absorbency and dyeability of samples showed a significant improvement by the surfactant pretreatment/pectinase treatment. The tensile strength and pilling property of treated fabrics showed no change. The water absorbency and dyeability of pectinase treated samples improved with the pretreatment of the surfactant without damaging the fibers.


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