Functional Finishes for Wool-Eco Considerations

  title={Functional Finishes for Wool-Eco Considerations},
  author={P. E. Ingham and Steve McNeil and M. Sunderland},
  journal={Advanced Materials Research},
  pages={33 - 43}
  • P. E. Ingham, Steve McNeil, M. Sunderland
  • Published 2012
  • Materials Science
  • Advanced Materials Research
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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