International Journal of Home Science
2016, VOL. 2 ISSUE 3, PART B
A comparative study on bio-polishing of woven and knitted fabrics
Author(s): Tryphena R
‘Bio-polishing’ is considered to be an example of novel use of ‘biotechnology’. It is controlled hydrolysis of cellulosic fiber by the cellulose group of enzymes in order to improve surface appearance. The change, development and globalization of the world have brought up new notions and developments in the textile sector, in accordance with all the other sectors. The numbers of features expected from textile products has increased due to changes in the buyer’s expectations and their awareness of quality and environment. For example, pilling is one of the major undesirable and serious problems in apparel and the textile products. It does not cause an unsightly appearance or bad handle properties, but it has an accelerating effect on the rate of fiber removal from the yarn structure, and hence materially reduces the service life. Fabric pilling is a complex phenomenon and it’s comprised of different stages: yarn type construction, fabric type construction and fabric finishes play an important role in the pilling properties of fabrics. In this study woven and knitted fabrics were bio-polished and their results on pilling, color fastness to washing, light, rubbing and printing was studied.
How to cite this article:
Tryphena R. A comparative study on bio-polishing of woven and knitted fabrics. International Journal of Home Science. 2016; 2(3): 89-92.