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dc.contributor.authorFangueiro, Raul-
dc.contributor.authorGonçalves, Pedro-
dc.contributor.authorSoutinho, Filipe-
dc.contributor.authorFreitas, Carla-
dc.identifier.issn0975-1025 (Online); 0971-0426 (Print)-
dc.description.abstractBlends of wool and moisture management fibres such as Coolmax and Finecool have been prepared to produce innovative yarns with specific functionalities. These yarns have been used to produce knitted fabrics and their performance is evaluated, including vertical and horizontal wicking. The drying capability of the fabrics has been assessed by drying rate testing under two different conditions, namely standard conditions (20±2ºC and 65±3 % RH) and, in an oven at 33±2ºC to simulate the body skin temperature. The influence of wool fibre proportion on the performance of each blend is analyzed. It is observed that the Coolmax based fabrics show the best capillarity performance, and the wool based fabrics show low water absorption performance but good drying rate.en_US
dc.sourceIJFTR Vol.34(4) [December 2009]en_US
dc.subjectCoolmax fibreen_US
dc.subjectDrying capabilityen_US
dc.subjectFinecool fibreen_US
dc.subjectFunctional yarnsen_US
dc.subjectWicking performanceen_US
dc.titleMoisture management performance of functional yarns based on wool fibresen_US
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