Special Finishes and Effects

Menezes, Edward; Choudhari, Mrinal
March 2007
AATCC Review;Mar2007, Vol. 7 Issue 3, p29
Academic Journal
This article provides an overview of the various specialty finishes and effects on textiles developed by the textile chemistry and finishing industry--which include antimicrobials, flame retardants, and special fragrances--and how these specialty finishes operate. Specialty finishes and effects that are discussed include anti-felting, wrinkle-free finishes, anti-static finishes, anti-yellowing finishes, insect repellants, finishes offering UV protection, anti-tobacco fragrances, and deodorant fragrances. Charts are presented detailing the effectiveness of insect repellant finishes and the applications for antimicrobial finishes.


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