New Techniques in Cotton Finishing

PERİNCEK S. , Bahtiyari I., KÖRLÜ A. , DURAN K.

TEXTILE RESEARCH JOURNAL, vol.79, no.2, pp.121-128, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 79 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0040517508092022
  • Page Numbers: pp.121-128


The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of new advanced processes (ultrasound, ozonation, and ultraviolet) on cotton woven fabric's hydrophility and polymerization degrees, breaking strengths, whiteness, and desizing degrees. For this purpose, all trials were realized with water at 63-65 degrees C by the aid of advanced processes. At the end of the experiments, it was noticed that advanced processes can be used in pretreatment of cotton fabrics, Ultrasonic treatment followed by ozonation gives sufficient whiteness degrees and hydrophility Values to the fabric. At the same time, treatment of cotton fabrics with new processes provides savings of thermal energy, water, and chemicals. Moreover, these processes are considered as green processes because they are ecological in certain conditions when compared with conventional processes.