The Effect of Graphene Coating on Surface Roughness and Friction Properties of Polyester Fabrics


MANASOĞLU G. , ÇELEN R. , AKGÜN M. , KANIK M.

MATERIALS SCIENCE-MEDZIAGOTYRA, vol.27, no.4, pp.470-476, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.5755/j02.ms.27903
  • Title of Journal : MATERIALS SCIENCE-MEDZIAGOTYRA
  • Page Numbers: pp.470-476
  • Keywords: surface roughness, friction coefficient, graphene, coating, polyester, WOVEN FABRICS, COTTON, TEXTILE, YARN

Abstract

In this article, the surface roughness and friction coefficient values of graphene coated fabrics were examined. Fabrics were coated with three different graphene concentrations (5 %, 10 % and 20 %) with the knife-over-roll principle. The surface roughness of samples was measured by Accretech Surfcom 130A. Various surface roughness parameters of the coated fabrics were evaluated. Static and kinetic friction coefficients of coated fabrics were measured by Labthink Param MXD-02 friction tester using the standard wool abrasive cloth. It was observed that the coating concentration affected the frictional and roughness properties of fabrics. Experimental results showed that fabric surface roughness and friction coefficient values decreased significantly, especially at 20 % concentration. It was concluded that the coated fabrics produced could be used in applications such as anti-wear clothing.