IJSRP, Volume 11, Issue 6, June 2021 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Nusrat Bibi, M. Umar Abdullah Makhdoom
Knitted fabrics are widely used for clothing and apparels. The objective of this study was to investigate the mechanical and comfort properties of knitted fabrics produced with different raw materials and applied with different chemical finishes. Single jersey fabrics were produce from 100% cotton, 100% polyester, PV 80:20, PC 52:48 and CVC 60:40. These fabrics were pre-treated and then silicon softener, water repellent, resin and wicking finishes were applied to these samples. The performance was measured in terms of abrasion resistance, pilling resistance, areal density (grams per square meter), air permeability and overall moisture management capacity. The 100% polyester fabrics were found to have better properties.