FCOS 414: Textiles and Clothing Maintenance.


Historical development of soaps and detergents (surfactants); structure, properties, categories and functions of surfactants, dry cleaning agents, builders, stain/spot removers; types of dirt/soil, detergency, effect of water hardness, temperature, pH and agitation on detergency and soil removal; types of washing machines, rules governing the care of clothing; commercial and home laundering procedures, laundry mishaps; care labeling and labeling symbols; ironing/pressing equipments; storage and repair of clothing; preparation of soap.