Development of Moisture Management Knitted Fabrics Integarated with Non-smooth Concave Surface and Mesh Structure

Qing Chen, Dahua Shou, Bailu Fu, Rong Zheng, Jintu Fan

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    Abstract

    In order to improve the moisture management of knitted fabric, double layered structure usually was applied to obtain better moisture management properties, but the thickness of fabric could be increased. To solve this problem, the partial double layered structure was constructed on the base of single layered structure. Further in order to improve the air permeability, the mesh structure was also designed. The results show the moisture management of noval structure not only had better one-way transport property but also improve the water vapor and air permeability compared with both single jersey and double jersey structure. Besides, the effects of ratio of total double layered pattern area to total area, ratio of one double layered pattern area to total double layered area, ratio of hollow area to total area, ratio of mesh area to total area on moisture management, water vapor transport and air transport property were discussed. This study demonstrated non-smooth concave surface with porper unit size could improve the mositure management property and reduce the fabric weight and thickness, and the mesh structure could improve the air permeability but weaken the moisture management property. The results showed this was an effective solution to balance liquid, vapor and air transportation in a knitted system.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1142-1149
    Number of pages8
    JournalFibers and Polymers
    Volume23
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2022

    Keywords

    • Knit
    • Mesh structure
    • Moisture management
    • Non-smooth concave surface
    • Partial double and single jersey

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Chemistry(all)
    • Chemical Engineering(all)
    • Polymers and Plastics

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