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Effect of blend proportion on moisture management characteristics of bamboo/cotton knitted fabrics

Articles

Journal/Conference:

JOURNAL OF THE TEXTILE INSTITUTE

Language:

English

Author:

Prakash C.; Ramakrishnan G.; Koushik C. V.

Year:

2013

Volume:

104

Issue:

12

Pages:

1320-1326

Keywords:

bamboo; cotton; moisture management; blend ratio; knitted fabrics; thickness; porosity

This study reports an investigation of the effect of the blend-ratio of bamboo and cotton fibres on the moisture management properties of single jersey knitted fabrics composed of them. The moisture management properties of the fabrics were measured in SDL-ATLAS moisture management tester. The liquid transport properties of textiles, such as wetting time, maximum moisture absorption rate, maximum wetted radii, spreading speeds, cumulative one-way transport capacity and overall moisture management capacity (OMMC), have been considered and correlated to the blend ratio of bamboo/cotton yarn single jersey knitted fabrics. It was observed that as the bamboo content increased, the wetting time decreased, maximum wetted radius decreased, rate of absorption increased, spreading speed decreased and OMMC decreased.