DOI: 10.1111/cote.12723 ISSN:

Cigarette smoke uptake by different woven fabrics: Analysis of Mechanical and Colour properties

Mahmut Kayar, Yalçin Boztoprak, Belma Gjergjizi Nallbani
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)


Besides the known effects of tobacco smoke on human health, the aim of this study is to investigate the effects of tobacco smoke on cotton, viscose and polyamide fabrics. In this study, selected tobacco smoke was applied to fabric samples to investigate the effects of tobacco smoke on the mechanical and colour properties of fabrics. For this purpose, selected tobacco cigarette smoke was pumped into the mechanism consisting of a glass box in which cotton, viscose and polyamide fabrics were placed in a suspended position. Fabric samples were treated with tobacco smoke for one month and two months, respectively. The samples were evaluated in terms of tensile and tear strength, elongation at break, pilling and abrasion tests, respectively. Colour measurement test was used to investigate the withering effect of tobacco smoke, and FTIR (Fourier Transfer Infra‐Red) analysis was performed to examine chemical changes. The tensile strength values in the warp direction were obtained as 42.75, 41.26 and 43.01 kgF after one month of treatment and after two months of treatment for the unsmoked cotton woven fabric, respectively. In addition, for the woven cotton fabric, the lightness value decreased from the L* value of 93.8 to 78.7 after being treated with tobacco smoke for two months. As a result of this study, it has been determined that tobacco smoke has no effect on the tensile strength properties of fabrics, causes changes in pilling and abrasion values, and adversely affects the colour properties of fabrics.

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