Durable Press Performance of Vegetable Oil Derivatives
Polymers and High Performance Materials
Water-soluble, formaldehyde-free, vegetable oil macromonomers (VOMMs) were synthesized and investigated as bio-based alternatives to conventional crosslinkers and polymeric softeners. The VOMMs used in this study were based on maleinized soybean oil (MSO). The interaction between MSO and cotton fabrics was studied via diffuse reflectance infrared Fourier transform spectroscopy. Research results confirmed that increasing the maleinization improved the fabric wrinkle recovery. MSO-treated fabrics exhibited improved mechanical strength and comparable wrinkle recovery properties to those of a commercial textile finish formulation. MSO finishing on cotton imparted an off-white color, but hydrogenated MSO exhibits less discoloration of fabrics.
Johnson, E. N.,
Rawlins, J. W.,
Thames, S. F.
(2006). Durable Press Performance of Vegetable Oil Derivatives. AATCC Review, 6(12), 40-44.
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