Influence of Fabric Parameters on Wicking Behaviour of Polyester/Lycra Knitted Fabrics
Rajesh Kumar K1, Karpagam Chinnammal S2

1Rajesh Kumar K, Research Scholar, Department of Textile Technology, Research & Development Center, Bharathiar University, Marudhamalai Road, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.
2Karpagam Chinnammal S, Assistant Professor & Head, Department of Costume design and Fashion, Chikkanna Govt Arts College, Tirupur College Road, North, Tirupur, Tamil Nadu, India.

Manuscript received on October 13, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 22 October, 2019. | Manuscript published on November 10, 2019. | PP: 3864-3867 | Volume-9 Issue-1, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: A4939119119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.A4939.119119
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Abstract: Wicking is one of the important properties of fabrics which decide its utility. The sweat generated in the body should be absorbed by the fabric as otherwise it may lead to skin diseases. It is advised that cotton fabrics should be worn net to the skin in order to get comfort to the wearer. This article is concerned with wicking which plays a vital role in determining comfort and moisture transport behavior of fabric and also into find out the effect of four parameters of single jersey, rib and pique knitted structures on the wickability. Parameters taken for the study were polyester cross-section, lycra denier used, plated structure and loop length.
Keywords: Loop length, Lycra, Plated, Polyester, Wicking.
Scope of the Article: Behaviour of Structures