The Effects of Ethylene Glycol on Wool Fibers
We have previously shown that ethylene glycol can be a useful solvent for certain continuous processes in wool textile finishing. A brief treatment in hot ethylene glycol can (1) impart considerable stretch properties to woven wool fabric when treated in a slack condition (Pittman and Wasley, 1974; Pittman and Wasley, 1975), (2) produce permanent set, i.e. creases or crimp, to wool held in a constrained configuration during treatment (Pittman et al., 1975) and (3) produce rapid and thorough dyeing when used as a dyebath medium (Pittman et al., 1976).
KeywordsWool Fiber Untreated Fiber Lithium Bromide Performic Acid Treated Wool
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