Preparation and Properties of Cationic Graft Starch Sizing Agent
In this article, a new kind of starch sizing agent, cationic graft starch [CS-g-P(AM-co-HEMA-co-BA)] was synthesized. Its structure was identified by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). The results of sizing experiment show that polyester/cotton blended yarn (T/C 55/45) sized with cationic graft starch exhibits better tensile strength, abrasion resistance and lower hairiness counts than cationic starch and PVA. This new starch sizing agent can be an ideal substitute for PVA.
Rui Wang and Huawu Liu
H. Zhang et al., "Preparation and Properties of Cationic Graft Starch Sizing Agent", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 331, pp. 144-147, 2011