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Fibers and Polymers

, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp 84–88 | Cite as

Effect of heat-treatment on stretch of poly(trimethylene terephthalate) woven fabric

  • Kwan Han Yoon
  • Young Jin Jeong
  • Byung Ghyl Min
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Abstract

The properties of a woven fabric made of poly(trimethylene terephthalate) (PTT) were investigated. The PTT fabric of draw textured yarn (DTY) showed excellent stretch as good as a fabric containing spandex. However, the unique stretch of the PTT fabric reduced dramatically by simple heat-treatment even at as low as 80 °C. To understand the phenomenon, the crimp rigidity of the DTY was observed by SEM. It was found that the drastic reduction of stretch was caused by irreversible uncrimping of PTT DTY after heat-treatment. Conclusively, it is of importance to optimize the texturing conditions for PTT DTY to make the crimp more stable.

Keywords

PTT Woven fabric Stretch Heat-treatment DTY 

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© The Korean Fiber Society 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kwan Han Yoon
    • 1
  • Young Jin Jeong
    • 1
  • Byung Ghyl Min
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Advanced Materials and System EngineeringKumoh National Institute of TechnologyGumiKorea

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