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|Title: ||Treatment of fabrics|
|Authors: ||Xu, Weilin|
Yeung, Philip K. W.
|Subjects: ||Fabric treatment|
|Issue Date: ||24-Sep-2002 |
|Citation: ||US Patent 6,454,814 B1. Washington, DC: US Patent and Trademark Office, 2002.|
|Abstract: ||A method of treating a fabric including cellulose fiber to increase water absorption and hydrophilicity by graft polymerisation. The method includes pre-treating the fabric in a solution of an inhibitor for about one hour, and washing the fabric to remove excess inhibitor solution. The fabric is placed in a grafting solution of a hydrophilic monomer for about three hours, washed in methanol, and decrystallized in a solution of zinc chloride for about one hour. The decrystallised fabric is then treated in a solution of sodium hydroxide at 50°C. for about one hour.|
|Rights: ||Assignee: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.|
|Appears in Collections:||ITC Patents|
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