Engineering and Technology Quarterly Reviews
Published: 15 July 2019
Comparative study of the effect of Lycra on Single Jersey and 1×1 Rib made from 100% Cotton and Cotton/Lycra Yarns
Abul Fazal Mohammad Fahad Halim, Iftay Khairul Alam, Tahmina Akhter
World University of Bangladesh, European University of Bangladesh
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Keywords: Knitted Fabric, Lycra, Fabric Properties, 1×1 Rib, Shrinkage, Tensile Properties
For an end consumer, the most significant factors are performance and comfort after a few aesthetic factors such as appearance and fashion appeal. For stretchable fabric, the fit related comfort lies the inability of the fabric to be stretched and recover when a repeated load is applied due to body movements without any permanent set. Lycra is one of the best yarn to use in a different field. In this study, the dimensional and physical properties of cotton/Lycra single jersey and rib fabrics are investigated in comparison with fabrics knitted from cotton alone. It is apparent that the presence of Lycra shows improved dimensional and physical properties in both knitted fabrics. Furthermore, it was found that Lycra-containing fabrics tended to have tighter structure, higher weight, thickness, bursting strength and elongation, but air permeability, tensile properties, pilling grade, and shrinkage are lower.
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