Assessment of color strength and color difference values of polyester fabrics containing continuous weft yarns after abrasion

Akgun M. , Becerir B. , Alpay H. R.

FIBERS AND POLYMERS, vol.8, no.5, pp.495-500, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf02875871
  • Title of Journal : FIBERS AND POLYMERS
  • Page Numbers: pp.495-500


This paper assesses the color difference and color strength values (K/S) obtained for eight disperse-dyed polyester fabric samples with different fabric construction parameters (weft yam type, weft yam count, weft density and fabric weave) after four sets of abrasion cycles. Warp yarn type and count, warp density, and warp yam twist are the same for all fabrics. Fabric samples are dyed in a commercial red disperse dye (C.I. Disperse Red 74:1) and four different abrasion cycles (2500, 5000, 7500, 10000) are used. The KISS values of the abraided fabrics and color difference values between the control fabric (dyed but not abraided) and abraded fabrics are calculated. The main differences in the KISS and color difference values are observed between 0-2500 abrasion cycles. The high tenacity of the polyester fibers and continuous polyester yams causes some fuzz but no pilling formation on the fabric surface that lead to increased K/S values and color differences. Fiber dullness, yam thickness, yam density and fabric weave are concluded to have different effects on the appearance after abrasion.