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The Effects of Ethylene Glycol on Wool Fibers

  • Sandra J. Tillin
  • Richard A. O’Connell
  • Allen G. Pittman
  • Wilfred H. Ward
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 86A)

Abstract

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).

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Wool Fiber Untreated Fiber Lithium Bromide Performic Acid Treated Wool 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sandra J. Tillin
    • 1
  • Richard A. O’Connell
    • 1
  • Allen G. Pittman
    • 1
  • Wilfred H. Ward
    • 1
  1. 1.Agricultural Research Service, U. S. Department of AgricultureWestern Regional Research LaboratoryBerkeleyUSA

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