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dc.contributor.authorKrithika, S M Udaya-
dc.contributor.authorSampath, M B-
dc.contributor.authorPrakash, C-
dc.contributor.authorKumar, M Senthil-
dc.identifier.issn0975-1025 (Online); 0971-0426 (Print)-
dc.description.abstractMoisture management behaviour of four different woven fabrics, such as cotton, polyester/cotton blend, microdenier polyester and nylon, has been studied. A wetting agent of ethoxylated alcohol blend and moisture management finishing agents, such as amino silicone polyether copolymer and hydrophilic polymer, have been prepared and used. Moisture management finishes with wetting agent and without wetting agent are imparted onto woven fabrics. The effect of moisture management finishing process parameters on the comfort properties of woven fabrics has been studied. The optimization of comfort level by varying the moisture management finishing process parameters in order to achieve suitability for making sports wear is done. It is found that the type of fibre and linear density of yarn affect the comfort properties of woven fabrics which include wicking, wetting, water absorbency and moisture vapour transmission characteristics. Based on the test results, microdenier polyester fabrics and cotton fabrics exhibit good wicking, wetting and water absorbency characteristics than the polyester/cotton blend and nylon. It is found that the combination of ethoxylated alcohol (wetting agent) and the recipe containing amino silicone polyether copolymer and hydrophilic polymer in the ratio of 1:2 with pH of 5.5 at 600-700 C temperature is the optimum finishing process than the other two combinations so as to attain better comfort properties for sportswear.en_US
dc.publisherNISCAIR-CSIR, Indiaen_US
dc.rights CC Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 Indiaen_US
dc.sourceIJFTR Vol.44(4) [December 2019]en_US
dc.subjectEthoxylated alcoholen_US
dc.subjectMicrodenier polyesteren_US
dc.subjectMoisture management finishen_US
dc.subjectWater absorbencyen_US
dc.subjectWoven fabricsen_US
dc.titleMoisture management finish on woven fabricsen_US
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