The coating of coated fabrics is a mixture of rubber and resin. During the dry cleaning process, tetrachlorethylene will degrease or dissolve the coating to a certain extent, thus causing dry cleaning accidents.
Coated fabrics are mostly made of polyester or nylon, and their appearance is flat and not broken. Pleat. Its characteristics are: impermeable and airtight.
There is a coating called PU, which can be dry-cleaned with petroleum solvent. If it is dry-cleaned with tetrachlorethylene, it can cause local blistering; dark-colored fabrics will produce light-colored strips or irregular flake marks, and some coated fabrics will also have the coating dissolve and penetrate to the outside, making it sticky to the touch; What’s more, it will become hard and break when bent. Therefore, coated fabrics must be washed instead.
But the ensuing washing problem has become a difficulty for everyone. Delamination and cracking are a headache. , so how should coated fabrics be washed?
Let’s take you in-depth Let’s take a look at what coated fabric is? Coated fabric is a fabric treated with a special process. The coating is a mixture of rubber and resin.
It can form a uniform layer of covering glue on the surface of the fabric to achieve waterproofing , windproof, breathable and other functions. Advantages of coated fabrics The advantages of coated fabrics are mainly reflected in the wide variety, soft feel, smooth surface, strong skin-friendliness, rich colors, good gloss, durability, etc. Due to the high complexity of the production process and the There are many classifications of procedures, so the processed coated fabrics can also be divided into different categories. Each type of coated fabric has its own unique protective function and can be applied to different fields. This is why coated fabrics become important protective fabrics. The key factor.
So what are the disadvantages of coated fabrics? The shortcomings are also quite prominent. The said product has good skin-friendliness, but it is not suitable as a fabric for underwear, especially for summer clothes. Its heat absorption is too strong and will cause people to be harmed by high temperatures. , and its thermal insulation is very poor, so daily clothes are rarely made of coated fabrics.
In addition, the stain resistance of coated fabrics is very poor and is easily contaminated by various stains. If you use too much force when cleaning, it may cause cracking. Washing of coated fabrics.
Okay, let’s start with the key points. Why can’t coated fabrics be dry cleaned?
In recent years, the number of coated fabrics has increased, whether it is down jackets, cotton coats, casual wear or sportswear, whether it is economical mass clothing Even expensive famous brands will use coated fabrics.
Since the coating is made of synthetic resin material, this resin material is not resistant to dry cleaning solvents , if it is dry-cleaned with perchlorethylene, it can cause local blistering; dark-colored fabrics will produce light-colored strips or irregular flaky marks; some coated fabrics will also cause the coating to dissolve and penetrate to the outside, making it sticky to the touch. What’s more, it will become hard and break when bent.
Some problems will occur after just one dry cleaning, and some problems will occur after several dry cleanings. For example, blistering, deformation, dissolution, shrinkage, etc. Therefore, coated fabrics must be washed instead.
How to wash coated fabrics? First of all, coated fabrics can only be washed with water. Of course, if Improper methods can also cause accidents, such as machine washing, strong scrubbing, etc., which are not acceptable.
When cleaning coated fabrics, you should first soak them in warm water and then put them Add an appropriate amount of neutral detergent and gently hand wash. After brushing, be sure not to twist the twist to squeeze out the water. Just squeeze it downwards. After that, rinse with clean water and squeeze again to remove the water. .
Be sure not to expose it to the sun, just place it in a ventilated place. What everyone needs to pay attention to is: the cleaning time of coated fabrics should not be too long, otherwise it will deform, tear, and delaminate, causing irreparable losses. Some coated fabrics will harden when cooled immediately after being exposed to heat, and will age easily over time. Therefore, coated clothing cannot be dry cleaned and can only be washed.
First soak the clothes in warm water, then use a soft-bristled brush dipped in washing powder or detergent , remove stains from heavily contaminated areas, and then hand-wash the clothes with warm water adding washing powder or detergent. It is not advisable to rub hard during the washing process, and the washing time should not be too long, usually 3-5 minutes.
After rinsing with warm water, wipe off any remaining water droplets on the surface of the clothing with a towel. Hang in a ventilated place away from light to dry.After drying, use a soft brush to tidy up lint-covered clothing. This type of clothing should not be ironed and can be worn directly after drying.
In order to facilitate your memory, we have summarized it into the following five items:
1. Do not use organic solvents, such as alcohol, gasoline, etc. These organic solvents will destroy the coating. Once the coating is damaged, the clothes will be useless. Do not use acidic detergents, which will damage the coating.
2. Do not machine wash. High-speed rotation during machine washing and dehydration will separate the coating and the substrate.
3. Partial cleaning: Use universal foam cleaning agent, spray it evenly on the surface of the coated clothes about 20CM away from the stained area, wait for 30 to 50 seconds, and gently clean it with a cotton cloth. Just wipe the stained surface gently.
4. Use warm water of about 40 degrees and an appropriate amount of neutral washing powder, and soak it for about 10 minutes. Do not soak it for a long time. Then scrub gently with a soft-bristled brush, rub gently and scratch a few times.
5. Do not expose to the sun. Exposure to the sun will cause the coating to age. It is best to air dry or reverse the sun.
Finally, let me provide a more down-to-earth identification method: you can use its impermeability , airtight characteristics for identification.
Put it on the stain removal table and put a drop of water on the fabric. Turn on the suction of the stain removal table and observe the state of water droplets. If there is no change in the water droplets, it means the fabric is a coated fabric.
If the suction is turned on and water droplets enter the fabric, it means it is not a coated fabric. If there is no stain removal table, you can also use the mouth blowing method. If the fabric is coated, the blown air will not penetrate.
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