The causes and prevention of rippling or localized delamination in fused garment parts

Jintu Fan, W. Leeuwner

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Examines the causes of rippling, localized delamination or surface distortion in fused garment theoretically and experimentally. On the basis of this study proposes a parameter, called rippling potential, to combine the effects of bond strength, differential shrinkage, compliance of outer fabrics and fusible interlinings and fabric formability on the degree of rippling. Suggests preventive measures to avoid rippling in fused garment parts.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)228-235
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Clothing Science and Technology
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Clothing industry
  • Fabrics
  • Materials handling
  • Sewing
  • Tests

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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