Moisture transport properties of selected knit fabrics

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Loretta Kaye Crippen (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Victor S. Salvin

Abstract: The purpose of this research was to examine the role of fiber content and fabric structure on the moisture transport properties of selected knit fabrics. Moisture transport is an important factor in clothing comfort as related to evaporative cooling. Test fabrics included jersey and interlock weft knit structures in 100 percent cotton, 100 percent polyester, and 50/50 percent cotton/ polyester. The knits represented double and single knit structures and hydrophobic, hydrophilic, and blended fibers. No standard moisture transport test methods have been adopted for apparel fabrics. Most tests used previously measured only vapor transport in ambient air currents. A series of four moisture transport tests were developed to more fully replicate use conditions which included vapor and liquid transport with and without moderate air currents over the upper surface of the fabric.

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Language: English
Date: 1975
Moisture in textiles
Knit goods
Textile fabrics

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