Development of knitted structures based on biomimetics for comfort clothing

Yanwei Zhou, Meidi Xie, Hong Hu, Yanping Liu

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Nature's hierarchical structure was mimicked to develop a superb water absorption and transmission rate structure in textile materials. In this paper, effort was given to develop different kinds of hierarchical knitted structure fabrics due to the hierarchical biological materials, such as the wood in the branch or the bone in the vertebra. As evaluated by absorption and transmission experiments, the novel structures exhibited faster initial water absorption and water transmission rate compared to conventional knitted materials. Therefore, the functional material is ideal for improving the transport ability of sweat from the skin. This work produced a better hierarchical structure knitted material which can be applied in developing superb liquid absorption and water transmission.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICAFPM 2009 - Proceedings of 2009 International Conference on Advanced Fibers and Polymer Materials
PublisherChemical Industry Press
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9787122067876
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009
Event2009 International Conference on Advanced Fibers and Polymer Materials, ICAFPM 2009 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 21 Oct 200924 Oct 2009


Conference2009 International Conference on Advanced Fibers and Polymer Materials, ICAFPM 2009


  • Biomimetics
  • Functional knitted fabric
  • Hierarchical structure
  • Water transport

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics

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