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Title: Moisture management properties of eri silk knitted fabrics
Authors: Kumar, B Senthil
Kumar, M Ramesh
Ramachandran, T
Parthiban, M
Keywords: Eri silk;Honeycomb;Knitted fabric;Moisture management;Pique;Single jersey;Wicking
Issue Date: Dec-2019
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Moisture management and wicking properties of eri silk knitted fabrics have been studied. Three different knit structures, namely single jersey, single pique and honeycomb, have been developed with the combination of two different yarn count and tightness level. The fabrics developed are analyzed in terms of wetting time, spreading speed, absorption rate, and maximum wetting radius, accumulative one way transport index (AOTI) and overall moisture management capacity (OMMC). It is discerned that the variables, such as yarn count, fabric tightness and knitting structure, have a significant influence on the wicking and moisture management properties. The OMMC indexes of eri silk knitted fabric are found to range from ‘very good’ to “excellent’ category, which indicates the suitability of eri silk yarn to skin fit as well as active wear applications.
Page(s): 389-395
ISSN: 0975-1025 (Online); 0971-0426 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJFTR Vol.44(4) [December 2019]

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