Chemistry of reticulants: chemical stability and reactivity, the hydrolysis of reticulants compounds. Acidic and alkaline catalysts. Equilibrium States. Surfactants and detergency.
Theories of fixing of wool. Moth proof and antifelting finishes on wool. Anti-pilling, anti-static, hydrophobic and flame resistant finishes
Special finishes: odours retention, protection from UV radiation, anti-microbial and others.
Textile coating: textile substrates and their characteristics. Polymers. Application of polymer systems. Nature and functions of additives used. Processes and equipment for the application of coatings.
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