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Chen Y.-X.,Donghua University | Chen Y.-X.,Key Laboratory of Textile and Science Technology | Zhao Q.,Donghua University | Zhao Q.,Key Laboratory of Textile and Science Technology | And 2 more authors.
Wool Textile Journal | Year: 2013

Because the non-chlorine anti-felting finishing of wool tends to cause bad handle feeling, cellulose whiskers with polyurethane preparing a new type of composite were used in the anti-felting finishing of wool. Cellulose whiskers were prepared by acid hydrolysis of cellulose microcrystalline. The wool was applied onto surfaces of wool by a pad-dry-cure process with composites containing different cellulose whiskers contents. The results showed that the use of composites containing the cellulose whiskers, the area-shrinking rate of the treated wool was decreased, the handle feeling was better and the tensile strength of the treated wool was increased, indicating that cellulose whiskers significantly improve the strength of wool and impart excellent anti-felting property to the wool.

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