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Functional Properties Improvement and Value Addition to Apparel by Soil Release Finishes - A General Overview

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Lecturer, Department of Textile Engineering, Daffodil International University, BANGLADESH

Res. J. Engineering Sci., Volume 2, Issue (6), Pages 35-39, June,26 (2013)


Apparel with desired functional and aesthetic properties has an evergreen demand among the consumers globally. Unless any product is characterized by value addition, it is now impossible to survive in this highly competitive world market. Only innovative products will be sustainable to open up new markets and new horizons for textile industry.Manufacturers should now produce products to satisfy customers that are best in terms of quality and price. Customers today have a wide range of choices and the one who produces the best quality at a better competitive price will survive and prosper. Processing is important to make a usable but finishing gives better characteristics and value addition to it. It makes garments attractive, comfortable and finishing can incorporate desirable properties. Soil release finish is one of the important finishing processes applied to apparel and fabric. To make the apparel products more fashionable, sustainable, and customer focused soil release finishing processes have become a popular value addition process which improves the different functional properties of apparel. This paper represents a general overview of soil release finish on apparel.


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