Evolution of moisture management behavior of high-wicking 3D warp knitted spacer fabrics

Bagherzadeh, R., Gorji, M., Latifi, M., Payvandy, P. and Kong, L. X. 2012, Evolution of moisture management behavior of high-wicking 3D warp knitted spacer fabrics, Fibers and polymers, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 529-534.

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Title Evolution of moisture management behavior of high-wicking 3D warp knitted spacer fabrics
Author(s) Bagherzadeh, R.
Gorji, M.
Latifi, M.
Payvandy, P.
Kong, L. X.
Journal name Fibers and polymers
Volume number 13
Issue number 4
Start page 529
End page 534
Total pages 6
Publisher Korean Fibre Society
Place of publication Seoul, South Korea
Publication date 2012-04
ISSN 1229-9197
1875-0052
Keyword(s) cooling effect
profiled fiber
spacer fabric
warp knitted fabric
wicking behavior
Summary Moisture management behavior is a vital factor in evaluating thermal and physiological comfort of functional textiles. This research work studies functional 3 dimensional (3D) warp knitted spacer fabrics containing high-wicking materials characterized by their profiled cross section. These spacer fabrics can be used for protective vest to absorb a user’s sweat, to reduce the humidity and improve user’s thermal comfort. For this reason, different 3D warp knitted spacer fabrics were produced with functional fiber yarns in the back layer of the fabric (close to the body) and polyester in the front and middle layers (outer surface). Comfort properties such as air and water vapor permeability and wicking and other moisture management properties (MMP) of different fabric samples were measured. It is demonstrated that by using profiled fibers such as Coolmax fiber, moisture management properties of spacer fabrics can be improved, enabling them to be use as a snug-fitting shirt worn under protective vests with improved comfort.
Language eng
Field of Research 109999 Technology not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30049615

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