Application of foams to the processing of fabrics. Phase III. Technical progress report, September 1, 1979-August 31, 1980

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Objective is to reduce the energy required to evaporate the water in wet processes by using foams. By the end of August 1980 approximately 400,000,000 yards of fabric had been foam finished. Plant energy data from three UM and M plants have been collected which shows great savings. Considerable work has been done on developing applicators to apply dye and finish uniformly to flat goods. Simultaneously tinting and foam finishing by the use of a tripad show promise. Foam dyeing of nylon carpets is in production and approximately 3 million pounds of carpet have been foam dyed in one US ... continued below

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Namboodri, C.G. September 1, 1980.

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Objective is to reduce the energy required to evaporate the water in wet processes by using foams. By the end of August 1980 approximately 400,000,000 yards of fabric had been foam finished. Plant energy data from three UM and M plants have been collected which shows great savings. Considerable work has been done on developing applicators to apply dye and finish uniformly to flat goods. Simultaneously tinting and foam finishing by the use of a tripad show promise. Foam dyeing of nylon carpets is in production and approximately 3 million pounds of carpet have been foam dyed in one US plant. Nylon flock fabric dyeing has been scaled-up in pilot plant and plant trials. Foam dyeing of 100% polyester blankets utilizing pigment foam and disperse dye foam is in production in one textile mill. Foam pigment dyeing of flat goods by horizontal pad application shows promise by the traverse application of foam on both sides of fabric. Wet on wet foam dyeing of prepared wet fabrics is feasible. A polyester/cotton narrow width industrial toweling is now being foam dyed and finished simultaneously commercially. Foam printing using engraved rolls continues in production.

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  • Report No.: DOE/CS/40056-T2
  • Grant Number: AC02-77CS40056
  • DOI: 10.2172/5029544 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5029544
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1058394

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Namboodri, C.G. Application of foams to the processing of fabrics. Phase III. Technical progress report, September 1, 1979-August 31, 1980, report, September 1, 1980; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1058394/: accessed October 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.