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Study of Thermal Comfort Properties of Different Kinds of Polyester Knitted Fabrics

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  • Mohapatra Shradhanjali
    Department of Textiles and Apparel Designing, College of Community Science, Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar, India
  • Thangavelu Vidya
    Department of Fashion Technology, Sona College of Technology, Salem, India
  • Vasanth Kumar D.
    VIT Fashion Institute of Technology, Chennai, India
  • Rajwin A. Jebastin
    Department of Fashion Technology, Sona College of Technology, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Ramesh Babu V.
    Department of Textile Technology, Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore, India
  • Prakash C.
    Fulia Colony, Shantipur, Department of Handloom and Textile Technology, Indian Institute of Handloom Technology, Nadia, India
  • Shah B. Anas (j/w)
  • Roy Reetuparna (j/w)

Nr DOI: 10.5604/01.3001.0014.9297

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This research focused on the thermal comfort behaviour of polyester with respect to the type of yarn (spun, micro denier, continuous filament and hollow), linear density of the yarn (111 and 166 dtex), and the loop length of knitted fabric (0.25, 0.27 and 0.29 cm).The air permeability of continuous filament yarn fabric and micro denier yarn knitted fabrics was noted to be higher than that of spun yarn knitted fabrics. 111 dtex micro denier yarn fabric has the highest air permeability and 111 dtex spun yarn fabric the lowest air permeability value among all the other fabric samples. Comparatively, coarser spun yarn fabric has lower air permeability characteristics than finer microdenier fabric.The water permeability of the fabric shows a significant difference between the spun yarn, continuous filament yarn and Micro denier yarn knitted fabrics and between the linear density of the yarn. The water vapour permeability of spun yarn of 166 dtex single jersey fabric is higher, while the water vapour permeability of continuous filament yarn fabric of 166 dtex is lower. The thermal conductivity value is high for continuous filament polyester fabric of 100 D and low for microdenier polyester fabric of 166 dtex. Based on the statistical analysis, it is clearly shown that there are significant differences between the three different polyester yarn fabrics of two different denier of the same fabric. Furthermore, the count and different polyester yarn affect the comfort properties of single jersey fabrics.


comfort, knitted fabrics, micro denier polyester, polyester, single jersey, thermal comfort.


Mohapatra S, Vidya T, Kumar DV, Rajwin AJ, Babu VR, Prakash C, Shah BA, Roy R. Study of Thermal Comfort Properties of Different Kinds of Polyester Knitted Fabrics. FIBRES & TEXTILES in Eastern Europe  2021; 29, 5(149): 50-55. DOI: 10.5604/01.3001.0014.9297

Published in issue no 5 (149) / 2021, pages 50–55.


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