Influence of wax and pectin removal on cotton absorbency


AATCC REVIEW, vol.8, no.6, pp.37-42, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Journal Name: AATCC REVIEW
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.37-42
  • Keywords: absorbency, bioscouring, cellulase, cotton, pectin, pectinase, scouring, wax, ALKALINE PECTINASE, HYDROLYSIS, AGITATION, SYSTEMS
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, the effects of wax, pectin removal, and weight loss on cotton absorbency were investigated. Various enzymatic scourings and alkaline scouring were conducted and various heat treatments were applied after room temperature drying. Absorbency values were assessed and differences were observed in terms of enzyme types. Considerable differences were found and absorbency reduction occurred after heat treatments,A positive correlation between wax and pectin content was also found. Neither of them had an influence on absorbency alone, Samples having relatively high pectin or wax content were satisfactorily absorbent. Wax content had the most significant effect on absorbency, followed by pectin content and weight loss, respectively. There was a close correlation between wax and pectin content. Wax content had a greater effect than pectin content on weight loss.