Where you are: Home pageYear 2012Issue (90) → Article:
AAA     ENG | POL

Experimental Investigation of the Washing Relaxation of Knitted Fabrics from Polyester Yarn with Stainless Steel Fibres

Research and development

Authors:

Download... PDF
Full text

Abstract:

In order to mathematically describe the washing relaxation of knitted fabrics from manmade fibres, we performed different experiments with 50 - 100 washing cycles. While washing with detergent was shown to lead to a logarithmic increase in the fabric width, washing without detergent leads to an approximately linear increase in the fabric width, which can be transferred into logarithmic behaviour after a number of washing cycles by then adding
washing detergent. Moreover, the qualitative and quantitative dimensional change was proven to depend strongly on the original dimensions of the fabric – while a knitted fabric with only a few courses shows logarithmic behaviour and significant dimensional change, an approximately square fabric broadens more linearly and less strongly. In all cases, no end value for the fabric width is reached, i.e. no fully relaxed state.

Tags:

washing relaxation, knitted fabric, stainless steel fibre yarn, detergent, fully
relaxed state.

Citation:

Ehrmann, A.; Heimlich, F.; Brücken, A.; Weber, M. O.; Blachowicz, T. Experimental Investigation of the Washing Relaxation of Knitted Fabrics from Polyester Yarn with Stainless Steel Fibres. FIBRES & TEXTILES in Eastern Europe 2012, 20, 1(90) 90-93.

Published in issue no 1 (90) / 2012, pages 90–93.

CONTACT:

FIBRES & TEXTILES
in Eastern Europe
ul. Skłodowskiej-Curie 19/27,
90-570 Łódź, Poland
tel. (48-42) 638-03-14
tel. (48-42) 638-03-63
e-mail: infor@ibwch.lodz.pl

EDITORIAL OFFICE
ul. Skłodowskiej-Curie 1927, 90-570 Łódź, Poland • tel.  (48-42) 638-03-14 • e-mail: infor@ibwch.lodz.plhttp://www.fibtex.lodz.pl

EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT
Editor-in-Chief Emilia Jaszczurska-Niedźwiedzka, V-ce Editor-in-Chief Marta Cyrczak, Text Editor Geoffrey Large, Assistant Editor Anna Wahl, Typesetting and Printed at Media-Press • Production IBWCh

facebook