Experimental investigation of the effect of fabric construction on dynamic water absorbtion in terry fabrics

Karahan M.

FIBRES & TEXTILES IN EASTERN EUROPE, vol.15, no.3, pp.74-80, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.74-80
  • Keywords: terry fabric, terty fabric construction, water absorbtion, dynamic water absorbtion, static water absorbtion, PARAMETERS
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Dynamic water absorption properties of terry fabrics were investigated experimentally using 216 various terry fabric samples of different construction. It is shown that around 26% to 40% of water is absorbed during the first 10 seconds, depending on the fabric construction; the percentage of water absorption exceeds 50% in 30 seconds and reaches 75% in 100 seconds. Yarn type is found to have the most important effect on the dynamic water absorption properties of terry fabrics. 29.5 tex ring carded yarn has a faster water absorption than 29.5x2 tex ring carded yarn and 29.5x2 tex open end yarn, and 29.5x2 tex open end yarn has the lowest water absorption speed The effect of pile length, warp and weft density on the percentage of water absorption remains limited compared to that of yarn type, and no significant effect of these parameters on water absorption is found for the last 100 seconds.