EFFECTS OF CALENDERING AND MILLING PROCESSES ON CLOTHING COMFORT PROPERTIES OF SUIT FABRICS


MERT E., OĞLAKCIOĞLU N. , BAL S., MARMARALI A.

TEKSTIL VE KONFEKSIYON, cilt.24, ss.212-218, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 24 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Dergi Adı: TEKSTIL VE KONFEKSIYON
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.212-218

Özet

The term of clothing comfort can be defined as a pleasant state including physiological, psychological and physical harmony between a human body and its environment. It is commonly classified into four broad categories: thermal, body movement, aesthetic and sensorial (tactile) comfort. One of the important components that affecting clothing comfort is the fabric that provides thermal balance between body and environment and achieves good tactile properties. Clothing comfort properties of fabrics are affected by fabric structure, type and ratio of fiber, yarn structure and finishing treatments. Within this study, the effects of calendering and milling process on thermal comfort and surface properties of suit fabrics were investigated. The results indicate that air permeability, thickness and thermal resistance values were decreased, while thermal absorptivity values were increased after calendering process. However, calendering had no significant effect on surface properties. Besides, milling process increased air permeability, thickness, thermal resistance and surface friction coefficient values and decreased thermal absorptivity values.