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Title: Moisture management performance of functional yarns based on wool fibres
Authors: Fangueiro, Raul
Gonçalves, Pedro
Soutinho, Filipe
Freitas, Carla
Keywords: Coolmax fibre;Drying capability;Finecool fibre;Functional yarns;Wicking performance;Wool
Issue Date: Dec-2009
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: Blends 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.
Page(s): 315-320
ISSN: 0975-1025 (Online); 0971-0426 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJFTR Vol.34(4) [December 2009]

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