Effect of Fiber Content on Comfort Properties of Cotton/Spandex, Rayon/Spandex, and Polyester/Spandex Single Jersey Knitted Fabrics

International Journal of Polymer and Textile Engineering
© 2018 by SSRG - IJPTE Journal
Volume 5 Issue 3
Year of Publication : 2018
Authors : Shuvo Kumar Kundu, Usha Chowdhary
: 10.14445/23942592/IJPTE-V5I3P106
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Shuvo Kumar Kundu, Usha Chowdhary, "Effect of Fiber Content on Comfort Properties of Cotton/Spandex, Rayon/Spandex, and Polyester/Spandex Single Jersey Knitted Fabrics" SSRG International Journal of Polymer and Textile Engineering 5.3 (2018): 33-39.

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Shuvo Kumar Kundu, Usha Chowdhary, (2018). Effect of Fiber Content on Comfort Properties of Cotton/Spandex, Rayon/Spandex, and Polyester/Spandex Single Jersey Knitted Fabrics. SSRG International Journal of Polymer and Textile Engineering 5(3), 33-39.

Abstract:

Comfort influences consumers’ buying decision regarding textile and apparel product. In this study, comfort related properties of three different single jersey knit fabrics were tested. All fabrics had 5% spandex as a common factor. Spandex was blended with cotton, rayon, and polyester. Three comfort related attributes studied for the investigation were stretch and recovery, air permeability and horizontal wicking. Presence of spandex in knitted structure expected to enhance stretch and recovery hence flexibility and comfort in garments. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine the influence of cotton, rayon, and polyester on selected comfort properties of textile materials. ANOVA and t-test were used to test the hypotheses. Findings revealed significant differences among the three types of knits. Results can be used by textile and apparel professionals, retailer, and consumers alike. Research can be extended to include additional structural and performance variables.

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Key Words:

Knit, Single Jersey, Cotton, Rayon, Polyester, Spandex, Comfort, Air Permeability, Stretch and Recovery, Count, Wicking, Thickness, Fabric Weight.