Investigation of ultraviolet protective cotton knitwear fabric with chemical approach

C. H. Au, Chi Wai Kan, Kwok Cheong Jimmy Lam, S. P. Ng, Hong Hu, C. W M Yuen

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Clothing has been considered as an useful means of protection against ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun, as textiles form a tangible intimate covering on human skin. Recently, quantifying the degree of protection offered by textile materials is in the forefront. However, previous research on UV protection textile was limited on woven fabric. Cotton knit fabric is usually consider as poor protection against UV radiation due to its complicated yarn structures and bent stitches. The purpose of this paper is to determine if the UV protection of cotton knit fabric could be enhanced through the judicious selection and application of dyes and Optical Brightening Agent (OBA).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFiber Society 2012 Spring Conference: Fiber Research for Tomorrow's Applications
PublisherFiber Society
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012
Event2012 Spring Conference of the Fiber Society - St. Gallen, Switzerland
Duration: 23 May 201225 May 2012


Conference2012 Spring Conference of the Fiber Society
CitySt. Gallen

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)


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