Soil and stain removal has always been a contributing factor in the acceptance of a neat and clean appearance for most types of wearing apparel. Investigates the strength and whiteness retention and degree of stain removal of representative nurse‐uniform fabrics, after removal of selected medicinal and other dye‐based stains. Although many fabric properties affect the ease of soil removal or the retention of fabric strength, the objective was to compare the serviceability of twill versus rib weave fabrics and soil‐release versus non‐soil‐release finished fabrics. Of the stains tested, the most problematic stain was that created by permanent marker. Although removed in the early stages of testing, it became increasingly difficult to maintain fabric whiteness.
Garrison, C., Thackeray, R. and Mangum, S. (1992), "Strength and Whiteness Retention of Stained and Treated Nurse's Uniform Fabrics", International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, Vol. 4 No. 4, pp. 34-39. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb003002
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