Accession Number : ADA320907

Title :   Effect of Construction on the Laundering Shrinkage of Knitted Woolens.

Descriptive Note : Textile series rept. no. 66.

Corporate Author : QUARTERMASTER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LABS PHILADELPHIA PA

PDF Url : ADA320907

Report Date : APR 1951

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : In the fabrication of knitted garments, it is well known that the tightness of the structure affects the laundering behavior in use. Furthermore, it is generally understood in the industry, and by most consumers, that a loose, fluffy lady's sweater, for example, must be handled more carefully than a pair of machine-knit socks. While the pioneering work of W. A. Dutton has provided the first quantitative approach to the role of knitting stiffness in shrinkage, the factors constituting 'tightness of structure' are not yet precisely understood.

Descriptors :   *WOOLEN TEXTILES, *SHRINKAGE, *LAUNDRY OPERATIONS, *KNITTED FABRICS, STIFFNESS, TIGHTNESS.

Subject Categories : Textiles
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Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE