• Plasma treatment of polyester fabric to impart the water repellency property

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    • Keywords


      Polyester; dichlorodimethylsilane; plasma; water repellency.

    • Abstract


      Polyester fabric is treated with DCDMS solution by two methods: dipping the fabric directly in DCDMS solution for different intervals and dipping the fabric in DCDMS solution after its exposure into RF plasma chamber for different durations at optimized exposure power conditions. The physical properties of polyester fabric treated with DCDMS in the presence or absence of air plasma have been compared with control fabric. Different characterization techniques like scanning electron microscope, attenuated total reflectance-IR and Dataflash 100 colour measurement spectrophotometer are used to assess the surface morphology, composition and change in colour parameters. Water repellency property of both untreated and modified polyester fabric is studied using AATCC test method 39 (1971). The effectiveness of the water repellency property of modified polyester fabric is checked by repeated washing up to ten cycles.

    • Author Affiliations


      C J Jahagirdar1 L B Tiwari1 2

      1. Applied Physics Division, Institute of Chemical Technology, University of Mumbai, Matunga, Mumbai 400 019, India
      2. B/18, B-304, Gulshan, Gokuldham, Goregaon (East), Mumbai 400 063, India
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  • Pramana – Journal of Physics | News

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