The effects of environmental elements on the color retention and durability of 65/35 polyester/cotton blend fabric with disperse-reactive dyes and durable press and soil release finishes

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Title:
The effects of environmental elements on the color retention and durability of 65/35 polyester/cotton blend fabric with disperse-reactive dyes and durable press and soil release finishes
Author:
Eastlick, Mary Ann
Issue Date:
1975
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This investigation was designed to determine the effects of environmental elements on the color retention and durability of 65/35 polyester/cotton blend fabric with disperse-reactive dyes and durable press and soil release finishes. The colors of fabric used were intense shades of red, blue, and yellow. Data were collected from unlaundered and from laundered and line-dried fabric samples. Fabric samples were exposed to zero, approximately 1,349, 2,836, 5,551, and 11,627 langley units of solar radiation and to varying amounts of other environmental elements. The tear strength, weight, and color retention of the fabric were studied. As the number of langley units to which the fabric samples were exposed increased, the color retention of the fabric tendd to decrease. The combined effects of the other environmental elements appeared to be secondary to solar radiation in reducing the color retention of the fabric. There was also a decrease in the tear strength of the fabric. This appeared to be due to the combined effects of all of the environmental elements on the fabric. The tear strength, weight, and color retention were lower in the laundered fabric samples than in the unlaundered fabric samples.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Cotton fabrics.; Colorfastness (Textiles); Cotton fabrics -- Effect of light on.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Home Economics; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleThe effects of environmental elements on the color retention and durability of 65/35 polyester/cotton blend fabric with disperse-reactive dyes and durable press and soil release finishesen
dc.creatorEastlick, Mary Annen
dc.contributor.authorEastlick, Mary Annen
dc.date.issued1975en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractThis investigation was designed to determine the effects of environmental elements on the color retention and durability of 65/35 polyester/cotton blend fabric with disperse-reactive dyes and durable press and soil release finishes. The colors of fabric used were intense shades of red, blue, and yellow. Data were collected from unlaundered and from laundered and line-dried fabric samples. Fabric samples were exposed to zero, approximately 1,349, 2,836, 5,551, and 11,627 langley units of solar radiation and to varying amounts of other environmental elements. The tear strength, weight, and color retention of the fabric were studied. As the number of langley units to which the fabric samples were exposed increased, the color retention of the fabric tendd to decrease. The combined effects of the other environmental elements appeared to be secondary to solar radiation in reducing the color retention of the fabric. There was also a decrease in the tear strength of the fabric. This appeared to be due to the combined effects of all of the environmental elements on the fabric. The tear strength, weight, and color retention were lower in the laundered fabric samples than in the unlaundered fabric samples.en
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dc.typetexten
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en
dc.subjectCotton fabrics.en
dc.subjectColorfastness (Textiles)en
dc.subjectCotton fabrics -- Effect of light on.en
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.disciplineHome Economicsen
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.identifier.oclc701731992en
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b64848231en
dc.identifier.callnumberE9791 1975 6en
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