Interaction of a non-aqueous solvent system on bamboo, cotton, polyester and their blends : the effect on abrasive wear resistance.

Uzun, Muhammet, Govarthanam, K. Kanchi ORCID: 0000-0002-4232-6426, Rajendran, Subbiyan ORCID: 0000-0001-5321-0085 and Sancak, Erhan (2015) Interaction of a non-aqueous solvent system on bamboo, cotton, polyester and their blends : the effect on abrasive wear resistance. Wear : An International Journal on the Science and Technology of Friction, Lubrication and Wear, 322-23. pp. 10-16. ISSN 0043-1648

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Abstract

This article investigates the use of Trichloroacetic acid-Methylene chloride (TCAMC) solvent system with a view to study the abrasive wear resistance of bamboo, cotton, organic cotton, polyester (PES), cotton/bamboo and polyester/cotton blended woven fabrics. The fabrics were treated with different concentrations of 1%, 5% and 10% of TCAMC for 5, 30 and 60 mins at room temperature. Martindale Abrasion Tester was employed to test the abrasive wear resistance of fabrics. The weight loss of fabrics was checked after every 1000 abrasive cycles. The results suggest that the bamboo fabric, without TCAMC treatment, possesses an abrasive wear resistance that is comparable to that of organic cotton fabric. However, cotton/bamboo blend fabric was found to have enhanced abrasion wear resistance than that of 100% bamboo fabric. The results also indicate that the TCAMC treatment enhanced the abrasion wear resistance of 100% bamboo and 100% organic cotton fabrics. The treatment does not influence the wear resistance of 100% cotton and its blends. The abrasive wear resistance of untreated polyester (PES) fabric was tested and compared with cellulosics and it was found that PES possessed higher abrasive wear resistance. However, the abrasive wear resistance of TCAMC treated PES decreased considerably.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: ©2015. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Uncontrolled Keywords: Trichloroaceticacid-Methylenechloride, modification, Polymer modification, Bamboo, Organic cotton, Polyester, Abrasive wear resistance
Divisions: University of Bolton Research Centres > Institute for Materials Research and Innovation
Depositing User: Tracey Gill
Date Deposited: 25 May 2016 09:26
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2018 13:41
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.wear.2014.10.006
URI: http://ubir.bolton.ac.uk/id/eprint/875

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