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Article Plasma Processes and Polymers ; Volume 3, Issue 3 , 2006 , Pages 316-321 ; 16128850 (ISSN) ; Moazzenchi, B ; Shahidi, S ; Anvari, A ; Rashidi, A ; Sharif University of Technology
Denim jeans have consistently been fashionable around the world. This fabric inspired strong opinions from historians, teenagers, and movie stars, and has acquired different styles throughout the years. Most jeans today are stonewashed; this technique first become popular in 1970. Now, in addition to pumice stones, enzymes are used on the cotton fabrics to create the stonewashed look. Nowadays, plasma treatment is a cost-effective and environment-friendly process which is able to modify the properties of the fabric surface in order to achieve this effect. Plasma surface treatment changes the properties of the fabric up to a limited depth (several molecular layers), leaving the bulk...