Exploring Thermal Comfort of Sports Shirts from the Price Difference Perspective

International Journal of Polymer and Textile Engineering
© 2018 by SSRG - IJPTE Journal
Volume 5 Issue 3
Year of Publication : 2018
Authors : Shuvo Kumar Kundu, Su Kyoung An
: 10.14445/23942592/IJPTE-V5I3P105
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Shuvo Kumar Kundu, Su Kyoung An, "Exploring Thermal Comfort of Sports Shirts from the Price Difference Perspective" SSRG International Journal of Polymer and Textile Engineering 5.3 (2018): 26-32.

APA Style:

Shuvo Kumar Kundu, Su Kyoung An, (2018). Exploring Thermal Comfort of Sports Shirts from the Price Difference Perspective. SSRG International Journal of Polymer and Textile Engineering 5(3), 26-32.

Abstract:

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between thermal comfort and price of athletic shirts. Three 100% polyester plain knitted sports shirts with three different prices were compared. Three hypotheses were developed to test the relationships between thermal comfort and price of the athletic shirt. The TEXTEST FX 3300 Lab Air IV was used to determine the air permeability of shirts based on (ASTM D737-04). The thermal manikin Newton was used for measuring thermal resistance and water vapor resistance of shirts based on (ASTM F1291-10) and (ASTM F2370-10) respectively. Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and Post Hoc analysis were used to determine the relationship between price and thermal resistance, water vapor resistance as well as air permeability. A significant correlation was found between price and thermal resistance (Rct) as well as air permeability. However, no significant difference was not found for water vapor resistance (Ret) at different price levels.

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Key Words:

 

  Sport, Price, Customer Satisfaction, Athletic Shirt, Thermal Comfort, Thermal Resistance, Evaporative Resistance, Air Permeability, Polyester.