A study on ultraviolet protection properties of 100% cotton knit fabric: effect of fabric structure

Yi hong Zhang, Chi Wai Kan, Kwok Cheong Jimmy Lam

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In this paper, the effect of different structures of knit fabric on ultraviolet (UV) protection was studied. Different knit structures were investigated, which included single knits such as plain, pineapple, lacoste and other combinations of different knitting stitches of knit, tuck and miss as well as double-knit structure of half milano, full milano, half cardigan, full cardigan, 1 × 1 rib and interlock. The results showed that double-knit fabrics provide better UV protection than single-knit fabrics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)648-654
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Textile Institute
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015


  • cotton
  • knit fabric
  • UPF
  • UV protection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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