(Hokkaido University) The remaining ‘bound water’ on cotton surfaces cross-link single fibers of cotton, causing hardening after natural drying, according to a new study conducted by Kao Corporation and Hokkaido University. This provides new insight into unique water behaviors on material surfaces and helps us develop better cleaning technologies.

Original source: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-03/hu-wdy032620.php