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Quantifying Shedding of Synthetic Fibers From Plush Fabric For Home Textiles

Update:12-06-2019
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Quantifying shedding of synthetic fibers from the Plush […]

Quantifying shedding of synthetic fibers from the Plush Fabric For Home Textiles; a source of microplastics released into the environment. Microplastics in the environment are a subject of intense research as they pose a potential threat to marine organisms. Plastic fibers from textiles have been indicated as a major source of this type of contaminant, entering the oceans via wastewater and diverse non-point sources. Their presence is also documented in terrestrial samples. In this study, the number of microfibers shedding from synthetic textiles was measured for three materials (acrylic, nylon, polyester), knit using different gauges and techniques. All textiles were found to shed, but polyester fleece fabrics shed the greatest amounts, averaging 7360 fibers/m-2/L-1 in one wash, compared with polyester fabrics which shed 87 fibers/m-2/L-1.

We found that loose textile constructions shed more, as did worn fabrics, and high twist yarns are to be preferred for shed reduction. Since fiber from clothing is a potentially important source of microplastics, we suggest that smarter textile construction, prewashing and vacuum exhaustion at production sites, and use of more efficient filters in household washing machines could help mitigate this problem.

Huzhou Rourourou Needles Textiles Co., Ltd. is a company that manufactures and processes knitwear and textiles. Since its establishment, the company has been seeking solidarity and seeking development as its concept, ensuring customer first, service first and serving the society. The company is located in Zhuhu Industrial Park, Linghu, Huzhou City, Zhejiang Province. The company has many professional technicians and can meet the needs of customers. Production of a variety of high-end fashion fabrics.

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