Analysis of the surface chemistry of linen and cotton fabrics

Johanna Buchert, Jaakko Pere, L.-S. Johansson, J.M. Campbell

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    Raw cotton and flax fibers and fabrics contain noncellulosic components such as waxes, pectins, proteins, and hemicelluloses, and major parts of these components are located on the outer surfaces of the fibers. In this work, the surface chemistry of cotton and linen fabrics is analyzed with Electron Spectroscopy for Chemical Analysis (ESCA), with special emphasis on the location of the waxes and lignin in the fabric surfaces.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)626-629
    Number of pages4
    JournalTextile Reseach Journal
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - 2001
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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