By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Engineering -- Researchers detail new data in Chemical Engineering. According to news reporting out of Wuxi, People's Republic of China, by VerticalNews editors, research stated, "A novel cationic SiO2/TiO2 hybrid sol (CSTHS) is synthesized and coated onto the surface of a cellulose substrate to rebuild a characteristic surface, which is beneficial to transfer printing from transfer paper printed by disperse dyes. The CSTHS presents a stable disperse state with zeta potential -11.9 mV, surface tension 34.7 mN/m, and average particle size 20-100 nm."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Jiangnan University, "A dense and firm cationic SiO2/TiO2 hybrid film is coated on the surface of the cellulose substrate after modification, and the components of the cellulose fibers with or without modification are changed. The K/S value of the coated cellulose substrate is significantly enhanced by 320%, and the transfer rate of the disperse dye is increased to 89% from 21%. The saturation C* of the coated cellulose substrate is increased sharply, and the wet rubbing fastness is improved half a grade. The printed pattern on the treated cellulose fabric shows obviously improved appearance compared to that on the original cellulose fabric."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The modified pathway with CSTHS sets the stage for fully exploiting the potential to transfer printing on a cellulose substrate with disperse dyes."
For more information on this research see: Surface Deposition on Cellulose Substrate via Cationic SiO2/TiO2 Hybrid Sol for Transfer Printing Using Disperse Dye. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2013;52(31):10656-10663. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research can be contacted at: Amer Chemical Soc, 1155 16TH St, NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA. (American Chemical Society - www.acs.org; Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research - www.pubs.acs.org/journal/iecred)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Y.J. Yin, Jiangnan Univ, Sch Text & Clothing, Minist Educ, Key Lab Ecotext, Wuxi 214122, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include C.X. Wang, Q.K. Shen, G.F. Zhang and C.M.A. Galib.
Keywords for this news article include: Wuxi, Asia, Chemical Engineering, People's Republic of China
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