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Engineering of Knitted Cotton Fabrics  for Optimum Comfort in a Hot Climate

Research and development

Authors:

  • Mal Prithwiraj
    National Institute of Fashion Technology, Hyderabad, India
  • Ghosh Anindya
    Government College of Engineering & Textile Technology, Berhampore, India
  • Majumdar Abhijit
    Department of Textile Technology, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India
  • Banerjee Debamalya
    Department of Production Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India

Nr DOI: 10.5604/12303666.1191434

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Abstract:

Cotton knitted fabrics are popular for summer-wear and outer-wear due to their comfort. The typical porous structure of knitted fabrics, however, increases the risk of exposure of human skin to UV rays, resulting in skin cancer. Therefore a trade-off is required between the comfort and UV ray resistance of the fabric. In this study, an attempt was made to engineer single jersey and 1×1 rib knitted fabrics with optimum comfort and desired UV resistance. It was found that 1×1 rib knitted fabrics could provide better comfort and UV protection with respect to single jersey fabrics manufactured on the same gauge knitting machine.

Tags:

air-permeability, optimum comfort, single objective optimization, thermalconductivity, UPF.

Citation:

Mal P, Ghosh A, Majumdar A, Banerjee D. Engineering of Knitted Cotton Fabrics for Optimum Comfort in a Hot Climate. FIBRES & TEXTILES in Eastern Europe  2016, Vol. 24,  2(116): 102-106. DOI: 10.5604/12303666.1191434

Published in issue no 2 (116) / 2016, pages 102–106.

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