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Table 13 Physical properties and conditions with and without silicone softener and polyethylene emulsion using modified DMDHEU

From: Assessment of durable press performance of cotton finished with modified DMDHEU and citric acid

Recipe no. SS (gpl) PE (gpl) TCRA Tensile strength (% retention) Tear strength (% retention) Bending length (cm) WI AP (cm3/cm2/s)
Warp Weft Warp Weft Warp Weft
UN 155 100 100 100 100 2.3 1.52 78.80 17.96
1 0 0 199 52.47 50.22 60.62 62.46 2.5 1.6 77.57 14.89
2 0 10 203 57.96 58.03 75.89 73.3 2.1 1.58 77.66 14.1
3 0 20 211 60.47 57.79 76.64 72.25 2.2 1.55 77.43 13.65
4 10 0 218 63.62 61.08 65.9 64.04 2.3 1.55 78.57 13.52
5 20 0 236 66.61 68.24 66.75 67.98 2.1 1.53 79.26 14.43
  1. Modified DMDHEU at 60 gpl; MgCl2 at 20% (ow resin); Curing temperature at 160 °C and Curing time at 4 min were kept unchanged
  2. UN unfinished cotton, TCRA total crease recovery angle, WI whiteness index, AP air permeability