New Age International, 1998 - 176 pages
This Book, Though Written For Textiles And Clothing Students Would Certainly Be Of Great Help To Very Many People. Every Single Person Is A Consumer Of Textiles. We All Love To Wear Clothes That Are Dean And Fresh. So We Need To Know How They Should Be Cared For. Persons In The Laundry Industry And Those Managing Institutional Laundries Would Find Some Very Interesting Information And Help.The Book Seeks To Acquaint The Reader With The Nature And Characteristics Of Textile Fibres, The Different Functional Finishes Applied To Fabrics, Types Of Water And Water Softening Processes, Different Laundry Aids, Laundry Equipment And Laundry Processes. Practical Methods Of Removal Of Different Stains From Different Fibre Fabrics Have Been Clearly Indicated. The Book Also Contains Interesting Information On The Care Of Special Items Like Carpets, Rugs, Upholstery, Draperies And Leather. Practical Ideas For Planning Of The Laundry Area In Homes And In Institutions Have Been Suggested.
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Introduction to Textile Terminology
absorbency acetate Acrylic agents agitation alkalies automatic blends blue bluing Bombay calcium and magnesium carpet cellulose chemical chlorine bleaches clean cold water colour commercial laundries compounds condensates Contd cotton cycle damp dhobi dirt dried drier drycleaning drycleaning solvent dyes enzyme ethylene oxide Excellent fatty acid fatty alcohol fibre fabrics finishes fluorescent brighteners garment Hand wash hard water heat hot water hydrogen peroxide hydroxide label laundered or drycleaned linen linen room lint Machine wash mildew moisture molecules Nylon Optical Brighteners phosphate Polyester properties rayon resin rinse salt sarees silk soaked soap sodium carbonate sodium chloride sodium hypochlorite sodium perborate softeners soiled linen soluble solution solvent spin stain removal starch steam iron stiffening stilbene sulphate sulphonic surface surfactants synthetic detergents synthetic fibres Table textile thermostat towels Tumble dry wash basket washer washing machine wool woollen wring wrinkle resistance yarns yellow