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Chemical Finishing of Textiles
by W. D. Schindler
and P. J. Hauser

  • Covers the fundamental aspects of chemical finishers in a compact and clearly understandable format
  • Focuses on the interaction of the underlying chemistry and technology with the textile fabric
  • Discusses application conditions, compatibility and combinability, and testing methods
  • Includes practical tips for every important types of chemical finish

    Chemical Finishing of Textiles details the fundamentals of final chemical finishing, covering the range of effects that result from the interplay between chemical structures and finishing products.

    After an introductory chapter covering the importance of chemical finishing, the following chapters focus on particular finishing techniques, from softening, easy-care and permanent press, non-slip and soil-release, to flame-retardant, antistatic and antimicrobial. Within each chapter, sections include an introduction, mechanisms, chemistries, applications, evaluations and troubleshooting. The book concludes with a chapter on the future trends in chemical finishing.

    Chemical Finishing of Textiles describes all of the important types of chemical finishers and emphasizes the fundamentals rather than specific recipe and procedure proposals. It covers the advantages and disadvantages, application conditions, compatibility and combinability, testing methods, and practical tips of every important type of chemical finish. The authors pay particular attention to the interplay between chemical structures and the effects of finishing products.


      Introduction to Chemical Finishing
      • Wet and dry or chemical and mechanical finishing
      • The challenge and charm of chemical finishing
      • Importance of chemical finishing
      • References

      Chemical Finishing Processes

      • Introduction
      • Application of chemical finishes
      • Drying wet textiles
      • Curing chemical finishes
      • Coating and laminating
      • References
      • Appendix 2.1

      Softening Finishes

      • Introduction
      • Mechanisms of the softening effect
      • Typical softened textiles articles
      • Product types and their chemistry
      • Schematic comparison of important properties of softeners
      • Compatibility and combinability
      • Evaluation and testing methods
      • Particulars of and troubleshooting softening finishes
      • References

      Hand Building Finishes

      • Introduction
      • Definitions and terms
      • The hand building effect
      • Examples of textiles with hand building finishes
      • Typical hand builder chemistry
      • Evaluation methods
      • Troubleshooting
      • References

      Easy-Care and Durable Press Finishes of Cullulosics

      • Introduction
      • Mechanisms of easy-care and durable press finishing
      • Examples of textiles with easy-care and durable press finishes
      • Chemistry of easy-care and durable press finishes
      • Application methods
      • Compatibility with other finishes
      • Evaluation methods
      • Troubleshooting and practical problems
      • References

      Repellant Finishes

      • Introduction
      • Mechanisms of repellency
      • Repellent chemistry
      • Evaluation of textile treated with repellent finishes
      • Troubleshooting repellent finishes and particularities
      • References

      Soil-Release Finishes

      • Introduction
      • Mechanisms of soil release
      • Soil release chemistry
      • Evaluation of soil release
      • Troubleshooting for soil release finishes
      • References

      Flame-Retardant Finishes

      • Introduction
      • Mechanisms of flame retardancy
      • Flame retardant chemistry
      • Flame retardants for cellulose
      • Flame retardants for wool
      • Flame retardants for polyester
      • Flame retardants for nylon
      • Flame retardants for other fibres
      • Flame retarding fibre blends
      • Novel approach to flame retardancy: Intumescents
      • Evaluation of flame retardants
      • Troubleshooting flame retardant finishes and particularities
      • References

      Non-Slip Finishes

      • Introduction
      • Mechanisms of non-slip finishes
      • Chemisty of non-slip finishes
      • Application methods and combinability
      • Evaluation of non-slip finishes
      • Troubleshooting non-slip finishes
      • References

      Antistatic Finishes

      • Introduction
      • Mechanisms of antistatic finishes
      • Chemistry of antistatic finishes
      • Conductive fibres
      • Evaluation of antistatic finishes
      • Troubleshooting antistatic finishes and particularities
      • References

      Anti-Pilling Finishes

      • Introduction
      • Pilling mechanism
      • Mechanisms and chemistry of anti-pilling finishes
      • Evaluation of anti-pilling finishes
      • Troubleshooting anti-pilling finishes and compatibility
      • References

      Elastomeric Finishes

      • Introduction
      • Elastomeric mechanism
      • Chemistry of elastomeric finishes
      • Evaluation of elastomeric finishes
      • Troubleshooting elastomeric finishes and particularities
      • References

      Finishes to Improve Colour Fastness

      • Introduction
      • Improved wet fastness
      • Improved light fastness
      • Improved crocking and rubbing fastness
      • References

      Ultraviolet Protection Finishes

      • Introduction
      • Mechanism of UV protection
      • Chemistry of UV protection finishes
      • Evaluation of UV protection finishes
      • Troubleshooting UV protection finishes and combinability
      • References

      Antimicrobial Finishes

      • Introduction
      • Properties of an effective antimicrobial finish
      • Mechanisms of antimicrobial finishes
      • Chemistry of antimicrobial finishes
      • Evaluation of antimicrobial finishes
      • Troubleshooting antimicrobial finishes
      • References

      Insect Resist and Mite Protection Finishes

      • Introduction
      • Mechanisms of insect resist finishes
      • Chemistry of insect resist finishes
      • Application of insect resist finishes
      • Evaluation of insect resist finishes Troubleshooting insect resist finishes
      • Finishes for protection from dust mites
      • References

      Finishing with Enzymes: Bio-Finishes for Cellulose

      • Introduction
      • Action of cellulase enzymes on cellulose
      • Chemistry of enzyme finishing
      • Evaluation of bio-finishing
      • Troubleshooting bio-finishing
      • References

      Novel Finishes

      • Introduction
      • Anti-odour and fragrance finishes
      • Fibre surface modifying finishes using plasma and radiation technologies
      • Fibre surface modification by sol-gel finishes with inorganic oxide films
      • References

      Actual and Future Trends in Chemical Finishing

      • Introduction
      • Cost reduction and higher efficiency
      • New kinds of effects
      • Less undesired side effects
      • Easier application
      • Micro-encapsulation, a new trend of storage and release of active finishing products
      • Higher permanence to washing and chemical cleaning
      • Easier care of the finished textiles
      • Better ecology
      • Using fewer chemicals
      • Smart textiles by chemical finishing
      • Summary and outlook
      • References


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    by W. D. Schindler and P. J. Hauser
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