Crease resistant finishing of silk fabric with BTCA

Y. Yang, S. Li

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This report studies a formaldehyde-free durable press finishing method for silk fabric developed using a 1,2,3,4-butanetetracarboxylic acid (BCTA) as a crosslinking agent. Both the dry and wet resiliency of finished silk were improved, and the dry wrinkle recovery angle was greater compared to untreated samples. Laundering, strength, handle, stiffness and whiteness are also examined. The effect of BTCA is compared with that of trimethylol melamine, a successful formaldehyde-containing durable press finish for silk.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25-29
Number of pages5
JournalTextile Chemist & Colorist
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

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  • General Chemical Engineering


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