EFFECT OF WEFT YARN FIBER CONTENTS ON THE MOISTURE MANAGEMENT PERFORMANCE OF DENIM FABRICS WOVEN WITH DIFFERENT CONSTRUCTIONAL PARAMETERS


Kara G., AKGÜN M.

TEKSTIL VE KONFEKSIYON, vol.28, no.2, pp.151-161, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Journal Name: TEKSTIL VE KONFEKSIYON
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.151-161

Abstract

The research presented in this paper assessed the effects of the properties of the weft yarns having different fiber contents (such as cotton, coolmax, cordura, thermocool and elastane) and ratios and the fabric constructional parameters on certain moisture management properties of denim fabrics. The correlation between fabric constructional parameters (such as fabric thickness, fabric weight, fabric bulk density and fabric cover factor) and moisture management properties (such as wetting time (top and bottom), spreading speed (top and bottom), accumulative one-way transport capability and overall moisture management capability) were examined in accordance with different weft yarn properties. A general overview of the results showed that moisture management property of denim fabrics was affected from fiber content ratios of weft yarns and fabric properties. In addition, while these effects were found to be related to fabric thickness, fabric weight and fabric bulk density, it was found that they were not related to fabric cover factor.