Fibers and Polymers

, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 82–88 | Cite as

Image analysis of the luster of fabrics with modified cross-section fibers

  • Kyung In Shin
  • Seong Hun Kim
  • Jong Jun Kim


We have investigated the luster of modified cross-sectional fiber fabrics as one of the essential quality estimates for clothing development. We have confirmed an objective evaluation method, and have determined the experimental luster characteristics of modified cross-section fibers. The cross-section of the fibers in a fabric affects the appearance of a textile. We used the image analysis method to investigate the luster to determine the critical factors influencing the appearance of modified cross-section fiber fabrics. For similarly structured textiles in a component fabric, clear differences were observed in the fabric weave, density, percentage, and total area of blobs, which is image region. Color played a decisive role in the luster of the textiles, and luster was not significantly influenced by the modified cross-section fabric weave. In addition, the degree of luster did not increase in the order plain to twill to satin for modified cross-sectional fiber fabrics. All the split-type microfibers exhibited higher numerical luster values (percentage of pixels, and number and total area of blobs) than sea-island microfibers did. The degree of luster of the modified cross-sectional fiber fabrics was not high at specular reflection angles.


Image analysis Luster Modified cross-section fiber Microfiber 


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© The Korean Fiber Society 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kyung In Shin
    • 1
  • Seong Hun Kim
    • 1
  • Jong Jun Kim
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Fiber & Polymer Engineering, Center for Advanced Functional PolymersHanyang UniversitySeoulKorea
  2. 2.Department of Clothing & TextilesEwha Womans UniversitySeoulKorea

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