Development of tricot warp knitted fabrics with moisture management for casual shirt

Qing Chen, Jie Feng, Bomou Ma, Bailu Fu, Rong Zheng, Jintu Fan, Jintu Fan

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    Warp knitted mesh fabric was usually applied to sportswear due to good air transmission, but without multilayer structure and one-way transport property. In order to solve this problem, the miss-lapping structure was applied to examine the possibility to fabricate multilayer and improve water transport in warp knitting structure. Besides, the effect of thread type and warp density on comfort properties were also exploited to enhance the moisture management. The moisture management test, water vapor permeability and air permeability were examined. Long float at the back side in structure I formed by miss-lapping could improve liquid transport and air permeability, but slightly reduce water vapor permeability. With proper density, there existed the optimal one-way transport capacity and overall moisture management. Warp density in 20 cpc was an optimal parameter of knitting process. Taking advantage of miss-lapping, sample 5 where polypropylene was partly threaded on GB1 provided best moisture management, water vapor permeability and air permeability.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number4
    JournalFashion and Textiles
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2022


    • Air permeability
    • Liquid transport
    • Warp knit
    • Water vapor permeability

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Social Psychology
    • Cultural Studies
    • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
    • Strategy and Management
    • Marketing


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