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Plasma Sci. Technol. ›› 2018, Vol. 20 ›› Issue (6): 065504.doi: 10.1088/2058-6272/aaaadd

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 Influence of dielectric barrier discharge treatment on mechanical and dyeing properties of wool


Rahul NAVIK1,2, Sameera SHAFI2, Md Miskatul ALAM1, Md Amjad FAROOQ2, Lina LIN (林丽娜)1,3 and Yingjie CAI (蔡映杰)1,3


  1.   1 Hubei Provincial Engineering Laboratory for Clean Production and High Value Utilization of Bio-Based Textile Materials, Wuhan Textile University, Wuhan 430073, People’s Republic of China
    2 School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, People’s Republic of China
  • Received:2017-12-07 Published:2018-01-26
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    This work was financially supported by the China National Textile & Apparel Council (2013‘Textile Vision’ Applied Basic Research, 2013-153) and the Collaborative Innovation Plan of Hubei Province for Key Technology of Eco-Ramie Industry (2014–8).


Physical and chemical properties of wool surface significantly affect the absorbency, rate of dye bath exhaustion and flxation of the industrial dyes. Hence, surface modification is a necessary operation prior to coloration process in wool wet processing industries. Plasma treatment is an effective alternative for physiochemical modification of wool surface. However, optimum processing parameters to get the expected modification are still under investigation, hence this technology is still under development in the wool wet processing industries. Therefore, in this paper, treatment parameters with the help of simple dielectric barrier discharge plasma reactor and air as a plasma gas, which could be a promising combination for treatment of wool substrate at industrial scale were schematically studied, and their influence on the water absorbency, mechanical, and dyeing properties of twill woven wool fabric samples are reported. It is expected that the results will assist to the wool coloration industries to improve the dyeing processes.

Key words: air plasma, reactive dye, surface energy, wool