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Effect of Knitting Parameters on Moisture Management and Air Permeability of Interlock Fabrics

Ahsan Nazir
  • Faculty of Engineering and Technology, National Textile University Sheikhupura Road Faisalabad (37610), Pakistan
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/ Tanveer Hussain
  • Faculty of Engineering and Technology, National Textile University Sheikhupura Road Faisalabad (37610), Pakistan
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/ Faheem Ahmad
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Published Online: 2014-03-14 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10304-012-0045-1

Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of knitting parameters on the moisture management and air permeability of the interlock fabrics. Samples were produced at two different knitting gauges, each with three different stitch lengths. It was found that the fabric mass per square metre increases by increasing machine gauge and decreasing the stitch length, whereas the fabric thickness and porosity increase at these settings. It was further concluded that the loosely knitted fabric samples with higher amount of entrapped air exhibit good air permeability but poor moisture management properties.

Keywords: Knitted fabric; moisture management; air permeability; interlock; comfort

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Published Online: 2014-03-14


Citation Information: Autex Research Journal, Volume 14, Issue 1, Pages 39–46, ISSN (Print) 1470-9589, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10304-012-0045-1.

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