Waterproof, Soil Release and Fire Retardant Finishing of Textiles

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Waterproof, Soil Release and Fire Retardant Finishing of Textiles

In this free online course learn about principles of waterproof and fire retardant finishes in the textile industry

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In this free online textile finishing course, you will learn about different textile finishes used in today's textile industry such as waterproof and water repellent finishes. You will also learn about finishes like soil release and fire retardant finishes. You will also learn their application and evaluation processes followed by a discussion on the chemistry of flame retardants.
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    5-6 Hours
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This free course will begin by introducing you to the purpose of the textile finishing. After that, you will learn about the waterproof and water repellent finish, how it is applied and evaluated. You also will be able to explain what are soil release and soil retardant finishes, their application techniques and evaluation tests.

Next, a tutorial will take you through the flame resistant and fire retardant finishes as these may save property and people’s life in the moment of danger. You can test your knowledge with the final assessment by the end of the course.

By the end of the course, you will have a strong understanding of different finishes that are used in today's textile industry. This will give you much more confidence when talking about various fabrics in daily life or at work, and may even begin a life-long textile learning journey. So why wait?

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this free certificate course you will be able to:

• Explain the objectives of the textile finishing.
• Distinguish between several finishing treatments.
• Describe the difference between waterproofing and water repellence.
• List application and evaluation methods for waterproofing.
• Discuss the theory of water repellency and relevance of Young-Dupre’ equation in repellency.
• Define the chemistry of water repellents.
• Explain the evaluation of water repellency.
• Discuss the chemistry and the process of fire retardancy.
• Define the meaning of soiling, soli repellency and soil release.
•Explain finishing with fluorochemicals compounds and its dual-action.
• Distinguish various nitrogen-based compounds.


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