A simple friction factor has been devised to characterize the frictional properties of enzyme-treated fabrics. The sliding friction apparatus has been used to obtain the friction factor that quantifies the surface smoothness of enzyme-treated fabrics. Results show that the friction values of the enzyme-treated fabrics are much lower than that of the untreated cotton fabric. Results also show that there is a good correlation between the objective friction evaluation and the subjective smoothness analysis of fabrics. Thus, this method is a useful tool to objectively quantify the friction and smoothness of fabrics. The simple friction factor can be conveniently used to quantify the improvements in smoothness and the surface mechanical properties of fabrics.
|Number of pages||4|
|Specialist publication||AATCC Review|
|State||Published - Nov 2002|