Saturday, January 30, 2016

Creating 'greener' wrinkle-resistant cotton fabric

Ironing is a tedious chore, but wearing crumpled clothing is unprofessional. That's why 'wrinkle-resistant' garments have become so popular. But the current methods for making these textiles often release formaldehyde -- a chemical that in large amounts is hazardous to human health -- into the air and water. Now a team reports a method for making wrinkle-resistant cotton fabrics that is more environmentally friendly and cost effective.

from Geochemistry News -- ScienceDaily

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