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Recently, fragrances have become available that can be readily formulated into polymer fibers. This advancement opens a potential for synthetic products with scents ranging from synthetic leatherwear to pine scented curtains.
The team will explore the incorporation of scents into polymer fibers, and the psychology of acceptance of synthetic scents in textile goods. The longterm goal of this project is to investigate the addition of scents to textile goods in order to provide an innovative and marketable advancement to the textile industry.
Innovations resulting from technological advancements represent the best strategy for success in the increasingly competitive textile industry. Properly designed textiles containing effective, long-lasting fragrances would provide a significant contribution to the textile industry.
The proposed research will investigate new fragrance technologies for use in new and boutique textile technologies. The team will explore the incorporation of scents into polymer fibers, the production of scented fabrics with and without corresponding pigments to modify the response, and the psychology of acceptance of synthetic scents in textile goods.
As progress toward this goal, we have identified a supplier for scented-infused fabrics, researched potential odors that can be introduced into textiles, and researched market possibilities for scented textiles. State of the Art: The NTC has not previously funded research on scented textiles.
FPH03 2 Development of Bio-Active Fabricsrespectively, but none to date on direct incorporation of fragrance or optimizing fragrance effectiveness.
The burgeoning demand for olfactory stimulation in part reflects the role of odor in influencing emotional state and well-being. The introduction of an orange odor into a dentist's office, for example, reduced anxiety and improved mood in female patients Lehrner et al.
Odors also play a role in influencing preferences for people, objects, and places across many situations and social interactions Pierce et al. The powerful influence of scent has been shown in consumer settings as well, as the presence of scents can influence shopping behavior and buying decisions.
Knasko found that consumers spent more time in the jewelry section of a department store when it was suffused with a pleasant aroma than when it was unscented. Similar findings by Spangenberg et al.
Additionally, the increasing significance of branding for product distinction makes this research important. Marc Gobe has developed a convincing argument that retailers who connect on an emotional level to the end consumer in terms of lifestyle identification, will increase market share and maintain leadership in their market niche.
The approach of the proposed research is to assess the psychophysical properties and marketing possibilities of incorporating fragrance into textile yarns during fiber production using fragrance.
Figure 1 illustrates how scented fabrics can be incorporated into a garment. A goal of the project is to evaluate fragrance-scented fibers that have been woven into yarns. Of critical importance is that the concentrates be specifically formulated to ensure full dispersion of the fragrance uniformly through the fiber, to allow minimization of the additive concentration, to ensure that the fragrance can survive the temperatures of melt extrusion.
The primary research question during the initial phases of the research is determining the concentration necessary to assure that specific amounts of fragrance are available from the fiber.evaluations of scent-infused fabrics (Liu et al. ). Theoretical Perspectives Building on the work of Mahajan and preference of scent and scented textiles.
A model of scent and look/touch scented textile preference was developed to provide a basis. Developed by Heriot Watt University’s School of Textiles and Design, the tweed is infused with dram scent called Aqua Alba based on “key notes of the nose of the Johnnie Walker’s Black Label whisky.
The textile products are initially infused with the scent, which lasts approximately 25 washes, after which they can be re-infused with stand-alone fragrances, which will come in a variety of sizes, including travel sizes, so that customers can bring the comfort of their home or spa on the road with them.
Copper infused textiles have also been shown to prevent bacteria from replicating. A bacterial approach effectively reduces some of the odor compounds that define our scent identity. However, the odors that define our scent go beyond bacterial odors. A fresh take on country décor infused with industrial, modern, and urban elements.
Recently, fragrances have become available that can be readily formulated into polymer fibers.
This advancement opens a potential for synthetic products with scents ranging from synthetic leatherwear to pine scented curtains. The team will explore the incorporation of scents into polymer fibers, and the psychology of acceptance of synthetic scents in .