Effect of different softeners on moisture absorption and transmission properties of knitted cotton fabric
Rahman, Md. Zahidur
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The influence of softener on different moisture properties were experimented in this project work. Three types of softener (Nonionic, Cationic and Polyethylene emulsion) were selected for this purpose. Results showed that water vapor transmission rate increases with time for all types of softener application but the rate was far lower for the polyethylene emulsion than the others. Moreover, transmission rate increases with the concentration of nonionic softener but decreases in cases of cationic softener. On the other hand, cationic softener showed low moisture regain and moisture content as well as a lower wicking property which influences its lower drying time than the others.