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The effects of ultrasonic agitation in laundering on the properties of wool fabrics.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18515168     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This paper investigates the use of ultrasonic agitation as a method for reducing felting and area shrinkage during the laundering of wool fabric. Work was conducted to evaluate the changes in fibre and fabric properties after repeated exposure to ultrasonic agitation, and also the effectiveness of ultrasonic treatment to remove common stains. Fabric colour, appearance, tensile strength, dimensional stability and thickness were measured before and after each test. Ultrasonic agitation produced fine cracks in the scale structure of the fibre, but these had negligible effects on the strength and colour when compared to hand washing. Ultrasonic agitation caused less fibre migration than hand washing, with a reduced rate of thickness increase and felting. Ultrasonic agitation increased the level of stain removed from the fabric when compared with hand washing.
Authors:
Christopher Hurren; Peter Cookson; Xungai Wang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2008-04-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ultrasonics sonochemistry     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1350-4177     ISO Abbreviation:  Ultrason Sonochem     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-06-09     Completed Date:  2008-09-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9433356     Medline TA:  Ultrason Sonochem     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1069-74     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Centre for Material and Fibre Innovation, Waurn Ponds Campus, Deakin University, Geelong 3217, Australia. christopher.hurren@deakin.edu.au
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Algorithms
Animals
Color
Coloring Agents
Laundering / methods*
Microscopy, Electron, Scanning
Ultrasonics*
Wool / chemistry*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Coloring Agents

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