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Advanced softening treatments for knitwear
Dec '09
Softening and washing treatments are important for knitted goods besides wovens. These treatments do impart the desired effect on the fabrics. Various types of softeners such as anionic, non-ionic, cationic and reactive softeners are used.

Each of these has a particular effect on the fabrics along with their own pros and cons. Softening is done on knitted goods by using specific softening agents.

Because it is in a tubular form, normally exhaust method is applied using winch machine softeners like anionic, nonionic, cationic and reactive softeners.

Reactive softeners produce permanent softening effect. Silicone emulsion is also used as softening agent for knitted goods.

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