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Dimensional change of wool fabrics in the process of a tumble-drying cycle
Currently domestic tumble dryers are popularly used for drying garments; however, excessive drying and the inappropriate way of tumble agitation could waste energy and cause damage to or the dimensional change of garments. ...
Smart Garment Fabrics to Enable Non-Contact Opto-Physiological Monitoring
Imaging photoplethysmography (iPPG) is an emerging technology used to assess microcirculation and cardiovascular signs by collecting backscattered light from illuminated tissue using optical imaging sensors. The aim of ...
Development of Durable Shrink-resist Coating of Wool with Sol-gel Polymer Processing
Knitted wool fabric was pre-treated with the serine type protease, Esperase 8.0L (EC184.108.40.206), and sodium sulphite followed by an immersion treatment with a sol-gel hybrid polymer. To enhance the durability of the sol-gel ...
Enzymatic treatments for sustainable textile processing
(Woodhead Publishing Ltd, England, 2015)
Enzyme-based biotechnology could provide environmentally friendly processes to be applied in the textile industry. This chapter reviews enzymatic processing methods currently used as an alternative to replace conventional ...
Laser enhanced dyeing of wool for textile design
(Transition: Re-thinking Textiles and Surfaces, 2014)
Enzymatic coloration and finishing of wool with laccase and polyethylenimine
Enzymes have been widely used in the textile wet processing. The precise reaction specificity of an enzyme has been utilised for specific or targeted textile finishing without causing undesirable fibre damage. Laccases are ...
Enzyme-based biotechnology for textile coloration and surface pattern
Coloration is an important process in textile finishing, which is commonly used to enhance the appearance and attractiveness of a fabric. Conventional textile coloration methods and techniques employed to create surface ...
Laccase-catalyzed polymerization of diaminobenzenesulfonic acid for pH-responsive colour-changing and conductive wool fabrics
In recent years, there has been an extensive interest in the research of smart fabrics and functional textiles. The present work has successfully developed the enzymatic approach for dyed wool fabrics in possession of ...