Abstract :

This study investigates the effects of fluorinated or non-fluorinated water-repelling finishes on woven cotton fabric properties of ring and compact plain cotton fabrics made from Egyptian cotton variety (Giza 92). Spray rating test, stiffness, flexural rigidity, tensile strength and Elongation were done to assess the effect of water-repellent finishes on treated cotton fabric properties. The relationships between cotton fabric spinning type and fabric stiffness were measured. The results showed that the water repellent finishing has a great influence on fabric properties according to the cotton fabric spinning type and finishing concentration, The fabric stiffness (Flexural Rigidity) is increased by increasing of water repellent concentrations, as well as the weight of fabric increases in all finished fabrics at all concentrations, all treated fabrics showed a high level of water repellency.