This paper studied the influence of cellulase enzyme on some physical and mechanical properties of two kinds of cotton knitted children's wear (single jersey 100% cotton T-shirt, interlock 100% cotton T-shirt). Samples of garments were dyed with reactive dyes, then treated with acid cellulase enzyme according to standard conditions. Some physical and mechanical properties were measured, then compared these properties before and after cellulase treatments. Cellulase enzyme treatment improve some mechanical properties of cotton knitted wear such as pilling resistance and water absorbency. Cellulase enzyme treatment decrease some properties of cotton knitted wear in acceptable rate such as fabric weight, fabric thickness, fabric burst resistance, and seam tensile strength of T-shirt side seam. The influence of cellulase enzyme treatment on the most physical and mechanical properties of interlock 100% cotton children's T-shirt is better than its influence on the same properties of single jersey 100% cotton children's T-shirt.
Hassan, Talaat M. and Zaghlol, Tarek M.
"Influence of cellulase enzyme on some properties of knitted children's wear,"
International Design Journal: Vol. 9
, Article 14.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/faa-design/vol9/iss2/14