Publication Date

1985

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Paek, Soae Lee

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Human and Family Resources

LCSH

Colorfastness (Textiles)||Toilet preparations||Perspiration

Abstract

For years, consumers have complained of underarm garment discoloration caused by the use of deodorant and antiperspirant/deodorant products. The purpose of this investigation was to examine the colorfastness of a 100% cotton and a 50%-50% cotton/ polyester blend fabric after exposure to a deodorant, antiperspirant/deodorant, and perspiration, during actual wear by 60 human subjects. Thirty shields from each test fabric were exposed to two different exposure periods: 1) 1-1/2 days and 2) 5 days before laundering. The analysis of variance revealed that the effect of experimental treatments (ingredients) on the colorfastness of test fabrics was significant (p< 0.002). The Student Newman Keuls statistics revealed that antiperspirant/deodorant caused a greater degree of fabric discoloration than the perspiration alone. Mean scores for deodorant and perspiration revealed that the deodorant treatment also caused a greater degree of fabric discoloration than perspiration alone.

Comments

Bibliography: pages 49-51.

Extent

vi, 64 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

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Text

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