Efficacy of Four Cleaning Solutions in Removing Smoke Damage From Apparel Fabrics
A study was conducted to determine the efficacy of selected cleaning solutions in removing visible and odorous smoke damage from dress-weight apparel fabrics of 100% polyester, 65/35% polyester/cotton, 50/50% polyester/cotton, and 100% cotton. The cleaning solutions tested involved the use of a powder detergent, a liquid detergent, a powder detergent combined with liquid bleach, and a dry-cleaning solution. The use of liquid detergent or powder detergent combined with chlorine bleach successfully removed visible and odorous smoke damage from the fabrics tested. Powder detergent and dry cleaning were the least effective in removing visible smoke damage but successfully removed odor damage. The results suggested home methods of smoke damage removal may be useful for consumers for which other methods are ineffective or unavailable.
McLellan Cloud, Rinn, Lynn A. Bondurant, and Nancy K. Keith. "Efficacy of Four Cleaning Solutions in Removing Smoke Damage From Apparel Fabrics." Clothing and Textiles Research Journal 2, no. 1 (1983): 55-57.
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