Influence of New Fiber-forming Polymers Structure on Garment Hand Parameters
Keywords:fiber-forming polymers, X-ray diffraction analysis, thermal analysis, mechanical properties, textile hand.
The investigation presents experimental comparison of fiber-forming polymers (polylactide, cotton, soybean protein,
tencel and bamboo) structural and mechanical parameters. Tests were carried out on knitted fabrics of the same linear
density (14.8 tex) and knitting structure (plain jersey). Employing several analysis methods such as X-ray diffraction
analysis, thermal analysis and fabric hand parameters’ determination, it was stated that internal polymer structure
determines the level of mechanical parameters. Reliable correlation between diffraction maximums intensity and fabric
hand parameters were also determined.
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