Removal of spandex from nylon/spandex blended fabrics by selective polymer degradation

@article{Yin2014RemovalOS,
  title={Removal of spandex from nylon/spandex blended fabrics by selective polymer degradation},
  author={Yunjie Yin and Donggang Yao and Chaoxia Wang and Youjiang Wang},
  journal={Textile Research Journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={84},
  pages={16 - 27}
}
As the use of fabrics containing spandex for apparel applications is expanding, developing eco-friendly technologies to recycle the industrial as well as post-consumer waste for spandex blended fabrics becomes increasingly important. As is known in the industry and demonstrated in this study, spandex may be removed from blended fabrics by dissolving it in solvents such as N,N-dimethylformamide, but the use of such solvents is undesirable for economical and environmental reasons. The main focus… 

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