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Performance comparison of abrasion resistant textile motorcycle clothing

Hurren,CJ, Phillips,P and Wang,X 2014, Performance comparison of abrasion resistant textile motorcycle clothing, in TIWC 2014 : Innovation from fibre to fashion : Proceedings of the 89th World Conference of the Textile Institute, Textile Institute World Conference, Wuhan, China, pp. 235-239.

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Title Performance comparison of abrasion resistant textile motorcycle clothing
Author(s) Hurren,CJORCID iD for Hurren,CJ orcid.org/0000-0002-3274-4675
Phillips,P
Wang,X
Conference name Textile Institute. World Conference (89th: 2014: Wuhan, China)
Conference location Wuhan, China
Conference dates 2014/11/2 - 2014/11/6
Title of proceedings TIWC 2014 : Innovation from fibre to fashion : Proceedings of the 89th World Conference of the Textile Institute
Editor(s) Tang,B
Publication date 2014
Conference series Textile Institute World Conference
Start page 235
End page 239
Total pages 5
Publisher Textile Institute World Conference
Place of publication Wuhan, China
Summary  Falling at speed onto a tarmac surface during cycling can cause abrasion and laceration of the skin and body tissue. Motorcycle clothing designed to reduce or avoid this type of injury has traditionally been made of animal leather as it has well known resistance to abrasion. In the last 20 years there has been an emergence of textile clothing reinforced with high performance/tenacity fibres such as those made from polyamides, aramids, ultra high molecular weight polyethylene and liquid crystal. Almost no comparative work has been undertaken to provide insight into the level of protection these clothing layers can provide.
This work has used a CE standard test method to evaluate a number of abrasion resistant textile pant products and compare them with a leather race product. It analysed the protective fabric layer structure for mass, thickness, construction method and resistance to abrasion.
Structures manufactured from high tenacity fibres performed better than those from lower tenacity ones. Fabric construction method and mass per unit area were the two key variables in providing an abrasion protective layer. Structures manufactured from knitted para-aramid fibres performed better than their woven counterparts due to the method of fabric failure. Several well designed protective layers performed at a similar level to that of leather; however, most garments tested failed to meet the lower level European standard of abrasion resistance (CE level 1), which may put their wearer at risk in the advent of a collision.
Language eng
Field of Research 091012 Textile Technology
Socio Economic Objective 860401 Clothing
HERDC Research category E3 Extract of paper
ERA Research output type E Conference publication
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