Effects of fibre parameters on the ultraviolet protection of fibre assemblies

Yu, Yao, Hurren, Christopher, Millington, Keith R., Sun, Lu and Wang, Xungai 2016, Effects of fibre parameters on the ultraviolet protection of fibre assemblies, Journal of the textile institute, vol. 107, no. 5, pp. 614-624, doi: 10.1080/00405000.2015.1054144.

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Title Effects of fibre parameters on the ultraviolet protection of fibre assemblies
Author(s) Yu, Yao
Hurren, ChristopherORCID iD for Hurren, Christopher orcid.org/0000-0002-3274-4675
Millington, Keith R.
Sun, LuORCID iD for Sun, Lu orcid.org/0000-0003-2999-1250
Wang, XungaiORCID iD for Wang, Xungai orcid.org/0000-0002-3549-6769
Journal name Journal of the textile institute
Volume number 107
Issue number 5
Start page 614
End page 624
Total pages 12
Publisher Taylor and Francis
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2016
ISSN 0040-5000
Keyword(s) fibre diameter
fibre volume percentage
optical model
refractive index
UV protection
Summary Ultraviolet (UV) radiation protection is becoming increasingly necessary for human health, and textiles play an important role. The interaction between UV light and textiles is a complex one, involving fibre, yarn and fabric parameters. In this study, an optical model is presented for examining the influences of fibre parameters on the UV protection offered by a bundle of fibres with a given mass. The effects of mean fibre diameter and fibre type on UV absorption were examined. The model was verified with results of UV–visible diffuse reflectance measurements on natural and synthetic fibres. When the mass of fibres was kept constant, within the measurement range in this study, a bundle of fibres with coarser fibres had a lower UV reflectance than that with finer ones. The model accurately predicted factors influencing UV protection, including fibre diameter, fibre transmittance, porosity and refractive index.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/00405000.2015.1054144
Field of Research 091012 Textile Technology
Socio Economic Objective 860401 Clothing
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2015, The Textile Institute
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