Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Title:||Treatment of fabrics|
Yeung, Philip K. W.
|Source:||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:||Patents of PolyU|
All items in the PolyU Institutional Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. No item in the PolyU IR may be reproduced for commercial or resale purposes.