Liquid-repellent features are desirable attributes of some workwear, such as catering uniforms, to help prevent stains and prolong the life of the garment. The aqueous stain resistance property enhances the durability of garments.
Aqueous liquid repellency is the ability of a fabric to repel most aqueous liquids, such as water/alcohol solutions, on contact for protection. It is determined by using a selected series of water/alcohol with different surface tensions to check the liquid stain resistance. Aqueous liquids not only refer to water, but also alcohols, rainwater, food sources and beverages. Liquid repellent products can provide protection to clothing, carpets and upholstery from interacting with the liquids.
Aqueous liquid repellent clothing can retain desired look and color, even if it’s not possible to clean it often due to material or design selection. It also enables liquids to roll off or be dabbed away and leaves the underlying material unchanged.
Aqueous liquid repellent property can be tested by below procedures:
The applicable methods for anti-fungal testing include:
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