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Structural Modelling of Blackout Fabrics Patterned by Weave Used as a Curtain in Interior Public Spaces

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  • Szkudlarek Joanna
    Institute of Textiles Architecture, Faculty of Material Technologies and Textile Design, Lodz University of Technology, Łódź, Poland
  • Snycerski Marek (j/w)

Nr DOI: 10.5604/01.3001.0010.2662

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In the first part of this article a new construction of blackout fabrics and attempts at modifying them are described. The assumption of the research was to obtain a weaving barrier against visible light (VIS) in weave-patterned fabric (jacquard) used as a curtain designed for public buildings. For this purpose the possibility of obtaining barrier properties in one-warp and build-up thread fabric was checked. Afterwards the barrier properties of the weaving structures designed were evaluated by the spectrophotometric method according to standard methodology. The level of barrier properties achieved confirms the legitimacy of the hypothesis about the possibility of acquiring such properties in patterned jacquard fabrics. The article presents the first attempt at an objective assessment of the barrier properties of jacquard blackout fabrics conducted based on digital image analysis. The experimental results proved that the method proposed allows to detect the structural interstices of woven fabric correctly, which can be used to asses the value of barrier features. The work is a summary of achievements in the field of the design and assessment of barrier properties of a new type of blackout fabrics.


blackouts, curtains, weaving blackout, light barrier properties, visible radiation (VIS), suspension systems’ load, digital image analysis system.


Szkudlarek J, Snycerski M. Structural Modelling of Blackout Fabrics Patterned by Weave Used as a Curtain in Interior Public Spaces. FIBRES & TEXTILES in Eastern Europe 2017; 25, 4(124): 45-49. DOI: 10.5604/01.3001.0010.2662

Published in issue no 4 (124) / 2017, pages 45–49.


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