Textile Contamination During Adhesion
Contaminants are undesirable materials that cause poor wetting of adhesives or coating treatments. Contamination problems can occur in many forms when treating textiles. Addressing possible contamination is a crucial step in the textile adhesion process.
Silicone and Textile Contamination
Silicone is one of the most common forms of contamination found on textiles. Silicone is often a finishing component used by fiber manufacturers during spinning of the filaments. The slippery nature of silicones protects the fiber during processing at the manufacturer.
Textile Contaminant Removal
Fabric scouring is the most efficient method for removing the silicone-containing spin finish used during fiber manufacturing.
The process involves a series of heated water baths that contain detergents and rinses that lift the contamination from the fabric.
Measuring Textile Contamination
Two methods are available to measure the efficacy of decontamination during the scouring process:
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