Restoration shrinkage laboratory test method

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Bettie Wilson McClaskey (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Pauline Keeney

Abstract: It is generally accepted that the lack of dimensional stability in knit structures is a problem to manufacturers, retailers, and consumers. Extensive use of knit structures in a greater variety of garments has increased the need for knowledge and understanding of the dimensional behavior of such fabric. The dimensional stability of any textile material depends on its microscopic and macroscopic properties. Microscopic properties are those inherent physical properties of textile fiber polymers which depend on their chemical nature and morphological structure. Macroscopic properties include fabric geometry, fiber surface characteristics, and friction between fibers and yarns.

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Language: English
Date: 1976
Knit goods $x Shrinkage
Textile fibers, Synthetic
Synthetic fabrics

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