Dimensional stability of single jersey fabrics of lincLITE® and conventional yarns. II. Fabric dimensional changes
Dimensional changes of single jersey fabrics made from LincLITE® and conventional yarns (39 tex and 48 tex) with different twist factors and fabric tightness factors are investigated under dry-, steam- and full- relaxation treatments. Results showed that linear and area shrinkages, fabric density and stitch density values were affected by tightness factors, relaxation treatment, yarn twist and feeder blending. Generally, higher length shrinkages and width increases were reported with LincLITE® and conventional fabrics. Tightness factors and twist factors significantly affected LincLITE® and insignificantly affected conventional fabrics in concern of change of shape and area shrinkages. Thus, fabric density values and reciprocal of stitch lengths showed linear correlations with intercepts, which decreased on full relaxation. Also, it showed higher regression correlation coefficient factors from LincLITE® and conventional fabrics.
KeywordsDimensional stability LincLITE® Conventional fabrics Relaxation Fabric density
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