First of two papers which investigate the factors that influence drycleaning performance of commercially available pigskin apparel. Examines two drycleaning solvents and two drycleaning treatments on two colours of pigskin suede and two interlinings. Latent defects were found related to hide selection and processing which may affect apparel performance and consumer satisfaction. When the bond between leather and interlining was permanent, variation in shrinkage was reduced but distortion of garment parts may occur because of differential shrinkage. Pilling of one interlining was so severe it would interfere with overall performance of garments. Manufacturer's recommendation for selection of interlining was not a reliable predictor of performance.
Kadolph, S.J., Kunz, G.I., Stout, S.A. and Horne, L. (1992), "A Simulation of Drycleaning of Pigskin Apparel: PART I. PERFORMANCE WITH FUSIBLE INTERLININGS", International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, Vol. 4 No. 1, pp. 19-27. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb002986
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