A novel fabric softener system to make the softness and water wiping effect compatible.

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It is known that the softness of fabric is realized when fabrics softener is used after washing, and it is also well known that the water-absorbency of the fabrics is decreased as an unfavorable side-effect. In order to overcome this trade-off relationship, we found it effective to introduce “additional hydrophilic surfaces” onto the surface of cotton fibers using highly hydrophilic small particles. This phenomenon is to be explained by a new wetting theory.

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 3, Biotech, Biomaterials and Biomedical: TechConnect Briefs 2018
Published: May 13, 2018
Pages: 145 - 147
Industry sector: Medical & Biotech
Topic: Personal & Home Care, Food & Agriculture
ISBN: 978-0-9988782-0-1