Development and Wear Behavior of Ecotype Cotton-Silk Colour Woven Taffeta


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The natural mulberry silk and high-count combed cotton were chosen as raw materials woven into a thin fabric, with classic colour designed as fashion vertical strips. In dying process, high-quality green dye formulations were used to ensure good quality of yarn; in sizing process, the modified starch based, supplemented by a new polypropylene slurry were combined as sizing, which had high concentration and low viscosity, uniform sizing and improved resistance to mill, reduced the regeneration hairiness; in finishing process, the formaldehyde-free anti-crease finishing agent was applied by wet short steaming process, the fabric had anti-crease property, smooth and non-formaldehyde residue. The material after finishing has firmly quality, smooth and fine, slippery and pleasant, safe and practical, has both the texture and luster of silk, also has the comfort of cotton fabric. Through the selection of raw material, production and finishing process, the eco-environmental was stand out, the colour generous and elegant, excellent performance, good market response. The product development process and wear behavior of this high-grade fabric were described in this article. With the textile low-carbon idea through and living standard’s enhancement, the demand of ecotype textile for consumer is getting more and more broad, for this reason, we have developed new product: the ecotype cotton-silk colur woven taffeta. The natural low tex combed cotton was selected as warp yarn and raw silk as weft, and the colour and style formula were careful designed, the high quality environmental protection dye and the formula in dyeing procedure was selected. In the sizing and after-treatment procedure made the key attract, highlight the green environmental protection performance, the fabric has silky quality and gloss, and has cotton comfort, the colour naturally lofty, has good performance, has good market echo. It satisfied the consumer to lining comfortableness, functionality, artistic request[1]. Presently this product’s development and the production process were shown as follow:



Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 175-176)

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Edited by:

Lun Bai and Guo-Qiang Chen






Z. H. Chen "Development and Wear Behavior of Ecotype Cotton-Silk Colour Woven Taffeta", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 175-176, pp. 504-508, 2011

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January 2011





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