The Moisture Management and Drying Properties of Weft Knitted Plating Fabrics

Qing Chen, Dahua Shou, Rong Zheng, Jintu Fan, Xianfu Wan, Bailu Fu, Pibo Ma

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    The six types of weft knitted fabric in plating structure were made by cotton, polypropylene and polyester with different number of filaments. The fabrics were tested by moisture management tester, vertical wicking and drying test. It was found that the large water absorption difference and the large filament density difference between the inner and outer side of fabric could result in the better water absorption and drying ability. The fabric with polypropylene yarn (75D/48f) at inner side and cotton yarn (40 Ne) at outer side had best moisture management property evaluated by MMT. While the fabric with polypropylene yarn (75D/48f) at the inner side and polyester yarn (75D/144f) at the outer side had highest vertical wicking and drying rate.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1347-1354
    Number of pages8
    JournalFibers and Polymers
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2020


    • Drying
    • Moisture management
    • Plating
    • Weft knit
    • Wicking

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Chemistry
    • General Chemical Engineering
    • Polymers and Plastics


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