Composition and properties of thermo-regulated non-woven fabrics

Xing Xiang Zhang, Xiaoming Tao, Kit Lun Yick, Yi Li

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A series of non-woven fabrics were fabricated by blending 50-80wt% of thermoregulated fibres containing n-eicosane, n-nonadecane or n-octadecane with 0-40wt% PET fibres and 0-20wt% PP fibres. The phase change properties, thermal conductivity, thermal resistance, heat flux and inner temperature difference between wool felt and the thermoregulated non-woven fabrics of the non-woven fabrics were measured respectively. The thenno-regulated non-woven fabrics absorb heat at 25-34°C and release heat at 10-25°C. The measured highest enthalpy of the non-woven is approximately 18 J/g. During a heating process, heat flux of the non-woven fabrics is composed of three parts: heat absorbed by the cold textile touching the hot plate, heat transmitted from the hot plate to the cold plate, and the heat absorbed by PCM from the hot plate during the phase change process. The measured maximum inner temperature difference in a temperature rising process between the wool felt and the thermo-regulated non-woven fabric is approximately 8°C. The inner temperature difference (Tr-Ts > 0) lasts 16-45 min. By contrary, the measured maximum inner temperature difference in the temperature decreasing process is approximately -6.5°C. The inner temperature difference (Tr-Ts < 0) lasts 16-50 min. The temperature regulation properties are obviously observed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-19
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Dong Hua University (English Edition)
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2005


  • Heat flux
  • Inner temperature difference
  • Phase change materials
  • Thermo-regulated textile

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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