Faculty of Textile Technology
Course: Textile Care Theory

Teachers in charge Ph. D. Tanja Pušić, Prof.
Study, Module Textile Technology and Engineering - graduate, Module Textile Chemistry, Materials and Ecology
Course summary 4 (2+1+1)
Knowledge verification writing exam, oral exam
Precondition for testing exam of lab exercises
Lecture type lectures, seminars, practice
Exercise type laboratory practice, seminars
Subject content Properties and Behavior of detergent components, possible interactions, synergism before, during and after use. Surfactants in detergents, detergency and biodegradability. Mechanism of soiling, removing agents and risks of wrong agent choice. Dry-cleaning solvents, solubilization and alternative solvents. Toxicological, eco toxicological and ecological legislation of texcare agents. Determination of primary and secondary effects in texcare. Hygiene requirements in texcare. Textiles and the skin-texcare residues. Seminars from actual problems in consultations with students.
Aim of course Technological, environmental, toxicological and human aspect of texcare agents. Specific competencies in good organization of texcare processes in purpose to achieve good quality. Analyze of components in detergent, development, and consumption on the global market. Improvement of texcare primary and secondary effects. Analyze of possible residual texcare agents as possible irritative compounds for the skin.
Literature necessary for course BerneiserR., Ueberschar K.: Lehrbuch der Textilreinigung WEB, Leipzig 1980.
U. Zoller: Handbook of Detergents, Part A: Properties, Marcel Dekker, 2002.
U. Zoller: Handbook of Detergents, Part B: Environmental Impact, Marcel Dekker 2004.
Supplement literature Smulders E.: Laundry Detergents, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbhH, Weinheim 2002.
I. Soljačić, T. Pušić: Njega tekstila-I dio, TTF, Zagreb 2005.
Puchta R., Grünwälder W.: Textilpflege-Waschen und Chemischenreiningen, Schiele & Schön GmbH, Berlin 1973.
reviews and professional papers from Tekstil, Laundry and Cleaning News, Tenside and Detergents.