AN ENVIRONMENTALLY-FRIENDLY BLEACHING FOR HEMP AND LINEN FABRICS
- 1. Adıyaman University, Faculty of Engineering, Textile Engineering Department, Adiyaman, Turkey
- 2. Adıyaman University, Faculty of Engineering, Textile Engineering Department, Adiyaman, Turkey
Abstract: The hemp and linen fibers and the fabrics produced with these materials have great importance in the textile industry due to their lots of beneficial properties. The raw hemp and linen fabrics are bleached in the harsh conditions and these conventional scouring and bleaching processes are costly, non-environmentally friendly and lengthy operation, since it is multistage in nature. For this reason, in the present study, the ecological bleaching facilities for the hemp and linen fabrics, with reinvigorated oxygen molecules were researched. For this purpose, tetraoxygen molecule (O4), meant reinvigorated oxygen molecules were used. After the process, the bleaching performances of the both samples were compared to conventional bleaching through Berger whiteness value.