The Theory of Shrinkproofing of Wool

Lincoln 36's top and Merino fabric were subjected to eight different chemical treat ments, each at several levels, which included three well-known shrinkproofing treatments

J.H. Bradbury

2007

Scholarcy highlights

  • Lincoln 36's top and Merino fabric were subjected to eight different chemical treat ments, each at several levels, which included three well-known shrinkproofing treatments
  • The shrinkage of the treated material was compared with surface modification observed microscopically and frictional coefficients measured by the capstan method
  • This theory is adequate for most treatments but may have to be modified to account for anomalous cases such as occur on treatment with permanganate in water or on ethanol extraction

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