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Colour, Abrasion and Some Colour Fastness Properties of Reactive Dyed Plain Knitted Fabrics Made from Modal Viscose Fibers

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  • Gun Ahu Demiroz
    Department of Textile Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Usnak University, Usak, Turkey
  • Demircan Burcin (j/w)
  • Acikgoz Aysen
    Department of Textile Technology, Salihli Vocational School, Celal Bayar University, Manisa, Turkey

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This research presents a comparative study of the colour, abrasion and colour fastness properties of plain knitted fabrics made from 100% modal viscose fibres in different fibre finenesses such as microfibre and conventional fibre, their 50/50 blends with cotton fibre and 100% cotton fibre. Abrasion behaviours of the fabrics were assessed by measuring the weight loss and colour values after four different abrasion cycles. All the results were compared with respect to both the fibre fineness and blend proportion of cotton fibre in the fabrics. The L* and K/S values of the fabrics after abrasion reveal a similar tendency to that of the fabrics before abrasion. Before and after abrasion cycles, the fabrics with microfibre revealed lower K/S and C* values and higher L* values than those with conventional fibre. With an increase in the cotton amount, the K/S values of the fabrics decrease and the L* values of the fabrics increase.


microfibre, modal, viscose, cotton, plain knitted fabric, colour properties.


Gun AD, Demircan B, Acikgoz A. Colour, Abrasion and Some Colour Fastness Properties of Reactive Dyed Plain Knitted Fabrics Made from Modal Viscose Fibres. FIBRES & TEXTILES in Eastern Europe 2014; 22, 5(107): 107-112.

Published in issue no 5 (107) / 2014, pages 107–112.


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