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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Abstract

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
Volume21
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2020

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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