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Volume 2014, Issue 1
  • E-ISSN: 2223-506X

Abstract

Laundering of textile garments is taken for granted worldwide, employing conventional washing machines to provide the physical effort exerted to remove dirt and debris from garments. In this study, the conventional washing technique and the advanced ultrasonic washing technique were analysed and compared by using several different types of fabrics. The thermal diffusivity, tensile strength and the breaking extension properties of the fabrics were tested and analysed to determine the laundering effects on the selected fabric properties. Both the conventional and the ultrasonic washed fabrics under dry and wet state were directly analysed and compared. It was observed that, the dry state of the fabrics reflected superior thermal diffusivity values in comparison to the wet state of the fabrics. The tensile strength and breaking extension of the washed fabrics were strongly affected by both washing processes. There is a significant decrease in their strength and breaking extension properties when the fabrics were washed.

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