Improvement of Hydrophilicity and Water/Oil Repellency of Polyester Fabrics

Yılmaz Şahinbaşkan B. , Öner E. , Aydoğan T.

91st Textile Institute World Conference (TIWC 2018), Leeds, United Kingdom, 23 - 26 July 2018

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Leeds
  • Country: United Kingdom


The aim of the research was to increase of hydrophilicity and also water/oil repellency of 100% polyester

woven fabrics with different finishing agents, concentrations and methods.

In this study, four different finishing agents were applied to polyester fabrics by various methods. The

samples of 100% polyester woven fabric were finished with a mixture of aromatic carboxylic acid

compounds, a moisture management agent, an oil/water repellent agent and nano oil/water repellent agent by

exhaust (2, 3, 6 and 10 %) and padding (20, 40 and 60 g/L) methods (Aydogan, 2009). The CIE Whiteness

and the Yellowness Indexes, wrinkle recovery angle, Elmendorf tearing strength, contact angle water droplets

(dynamic/static) properties of all treated fabric samples and aqueous liquid repellency: water/alcohol solution

resistance, water repellency:spray, oil repellency:hydrocarbon resistance and UV absorption test results of

treated fabric samples by exhaust with the oil/water repellent agent and the nano oil/water repellent agent

were investigated and compared with each other.