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    • ISSN: 2010-0221
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    • DOI: 10.18178/IJCEA
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Prof. Dr. Shen-Ming Chen
National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan

IJCEA 2014 Vol.5(3): 219-222 ISSN: 2010-0221
DOI: 10.7763/IJCEA.2014.V5.382

Plasma-Assisted Titanium Dioxide Wrinkle Resistant Treatment of Cotton Fabric

C. W. Kan
Abstract—Titanium dioxide (TiO2) has been found feasible for improving the wrinkle resistant of cotton fabric. In this paper, plasma treatment was used as a pretreatment process to enhance the application of TiO2 in wrinkle resistant treatment of cotton fabric. The relationship between plasma pretreatment process parameters including (i) treatment speed, (ii) oxygen flow rate; and (iii) jet distance were studied through orthogonal array testing strategy (OATS). Based on the OATS, the optimum condition for plasma pretreatment of cotton fabric before 0.2% TiO2 treatment could be obtained and also their relative importance can be found. The optimum condition was: (i) treatment speed = 15 mm/s; (ii) oxygen flow rate = 0.3 L/min. and (iii) jet distance = 5 mm and the order of importance was oxygen flow rate followed by jet distance and treatment speed.

Index Terms—Wrinkle resistant, titanium dioxide, plasma, cotton fabric.

C. W. Kan is with the Institute of Textiles and Clothing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong (e-mail:


Cite:C. W. Kan, "Plasma-Assisted Titanium Dioxide Wrinkle Resistant Treatment of Cotton Fabric," International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications vol. 5, no. 3 pp. 219-222, 2014.

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