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Monday, September 1, 2014

What is garment washing? Objects and advantages of garments washing

Definition of garments washing

          It is a technology by which outlook, size, comfort and fashion of garments or apparels are modified and given old garment effect is called garment washing. Varieties type of chemicals or materials may be needed to do the specific wash.

It is a technology by which outlook, size, comfort and fashion of garments or apparels are modified and given old garment effect is called garment washing.
Garments washing machine

Objects of garments washing

   a.     To develop softness of fabric
Size materials in garments are washed out by washing. For this reason hardness of fabric is removed. In some cases additional softener is used for soften the fabric.
   b.     To introduce fading effect –
Dye or pigment in garment is washed out by washing which introduce fading effects in fabric.
   c.      To create new fashion –
Washing process of garment brings different outlook (faded, color tinted etc.) of garments which is used for creating.

Advantages of garments washing

      a.     Removal of starch, making the garments soft feeling.
      b.     Application of softener at the last stage of washing increase the softness property of garments.
      c.      Any dirt, oil spot, stains developed in the garments during manufacturing also removed.
      d.     Shrinkage occurs in garments during washing, resulting in accurate size of the garments.
      e.     Washed garments could be used directly after purchase from stores or shops.
      f.       Partial discoloration of garments produces new out look to the garments.
      g.     Different types of washing produces different effect of out looking.
      h.      Similar outlook could also be produced by different types of washing.
      i.        Comparatively lower capital investment to set-up a garment washing plant.

Operational parameters

a.     Machine never be loaded more than 50% of the total volume of materials or liquor.
b.     Maximum rpm of cylinder is 30 to 40 and unidirectional movement (with reverse motion) is assisted by the setting of timer in control panel.
c.      Liquor level gauge is used to adjust liquor height in the cylinder.
d.     Steam pipe is used to raise the temperature of liquor and steam is not directly supplied because steam may change the liquor ratio.
e.     Bars used in perforated cylinder, helps to apply rubbing action, avoid rope formation of the garments and ensure a uniform washing action.
f.       Auto stop and auto reverse motion in control panel helps garments to wash uniformly.

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He is Md. Abu Sayed from Naogaon, Bangladesh. He is a Textile Engineer and working as a Testing Engineer at Bureau Veritas CPS (BD) Ltd. He also Likes article writing on Textile and Clothing Technology.

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