Functional Finishes for Wool-Eco Considerations

  title={Functional Finishes for Wool-Eco Considerations},
  author={Peter E. Ingham and Steven J. McNeil and Matthew Richard Sunderland},
  journal={Advanced Materials Research},
  pages={33 - 43}
Although wool is a natural renewable fibre with a relatively low environmental impact for its production, a number of functional finishes are commonly applied to improve wool’s performance in knitted or woven garments or carpet. These finishes include those to improve fabric shrink-, flame- and insect -resistance, photo-stability and a number of treatments to improve wool carpet performance. The paper describes currently used treatments, their environmental problems and considers new, more… 

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