Effects of laundering on UV protection

Sliney et al.44 reported the first study on the effects of laundering. In that study various fabrics were laundered ten times at 60 0C. Post-laundering, a majority of the fabrics showed a decrease in UVR transmission with thicker fabrics exhibiting a higher decrease. The researchers surmised that the process of laundering led to compaction due to shrinkage presumably decreasing porosity and hence resulting in an improvement in UV protection. Stanford et al.52 subjected five jersey-knit cotton...

Future Trends Of Cb Protective Textile

R A Scott, rascotex, uk Parti Materials and design 1 Overview of protective clothing 3 W Zhou, N Reddy and Y Yang, University of Nebraska -Lincoln, USA 1.4 Materials and technologies 15 1.5 Future of personal protection 22 2 Standards for protective textiles 31 2.3 International standards 42 2.6 Sources of further information and advice 55 3 Fashion and function - factors affecting the design and use of protective clothing 31 S Black, VKAPSALI, JBOUGOURD andFGEESIN, London College of Fashion,...