Development of three-dimensional effects and stretch for polymeric optical fiber (POF) textiles with double weave structure containing spandex

Lan Ge, Jeanne Tan

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This paper introduces a weaving method to develop three-dimensional and stretchable polymeric optical fiber (POF) fabrics with double weave. It was discovered from the literature that the appearance and property of existing POF textiles are still quite limited. So far, stretch performance has not been realized for POF textiles. The goal of this paper is to determine the design parameters of creating three-dimensional and stretchable POF textiles. The new properties for POF textiles were realized by combing double weave and elastic yarns with suitable motifs. The surface dimension and stretch were compared for eight POF samples. From the experimental results, it was shown that the POF fabrics woven with the unstitched double weave at substantial transverse areas exhibited the most effective three-dimensional effect and stretch. The POF samples created in this study showcased the characteristics of dimensional surface, great volume, high stretch, as well as unique luminous effects.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of the Textile Institute
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 1 May 2020


  • Double weave
  • POF textiles
  • spandex
  • stretch behavior
  • three-dimensional effect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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