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Sustainable Care of Textile Products and Its Environmental Impact: Tumble-drying and Ironing Processes

Title
Sustainable Care of Textile Products and Its Environmental Impact: Tumble-drying and Ironing Processes
Authors
Yun, ChangsangPatwary, SarifLeHew, Melody L. A.Kim, Jooyoun
Ewha Authors
윤창상
Issue Date
2017
Journal Title
FIBERS AND POLYMERS
ISSN
1229-9197JCR Link

1875-0052JCR Link
Citation
FIBERS AND POLYMERS vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 590 - 596
Keywords
Quick-dryingDurable-pressDryingIroningMonetary costCO2 equivalents (CO2 eq.)
Publisher
KOREAN FIBER SOC
Indexed
SCIE; SCOPUS; KCI WOS
Document Type
Article
Abstract
Despite the growing attention on sustainable consumption of textile and apparel products, little information is available for consumers guiding their decisions for sustainable consumption and product care. The objective of this study is to develop the logical processes to assess the environmental and economic impacts made by the textile product care and to measure the CO2 eq. and utility cost during drying and ironing procedures. Particularly, the influence of quick-drying property and durable-press finish on product care and their impacts on CO2 eq. and utility cost were evaluated. Results indicated quick-drying and hydrophobic fibers consumed less electricity during tumble-drying as it contained less amount of water after spinning for dehydration. A higher spin speed was favorable for saving energy during tumble-drying, as less water remained in wet laundry after spinning. While cotton fabrics were obviously wrinkled after laundering, a polyester/cotton blend in 65/35 with durable-press finish maintained smoothness grade 4 or 5 during ten times laundering period. With a conservative criterion where a grade lower than 5 needs ironing, a polyester/cotton 65/35 with durable-press finish was judged to need ironing once in two cycles of laundering. This can save about 64 % of utility and CO2 eq. that the cotton fabric would produce in the ironing process. It is anticipated that this study provides information that is useful to consumers in their decision making for sustainable consumption.
DOI
10.1007/s12221-017-6957-6
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