CM cotton is a term used to describe cotton fibre treated with monochloroacetic acid and, then sodium hydroxide converted into CM cotton. Two different variations designed this way. One type of CM cotton has a “starched” handle and appearance which absorbs water (Moisture absorbency).
Advantage of CM cotton
Readily cloth accepts crease-resisting treatments with a more significant effect. The other type of CM cotton disintegrates readily in water and therefore useful as temporary yarn making fabrics from which the unwanted yarn easily removed. Allow the insoluble CM cotton to be manufactured easily in mercerising equipment at low cost. The product can be made crease-resistant (wrinkle resistant) with excellent effect.
Sources and useful information
- Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Hans-Karl Rouette Encyclopedia of Textile Finishing. Published 2000 by Springer books