Characterization of cut resistance and comfort properties of protective gloves based on different materials


Ertekin M. , Ertekin G.

JOURNAL OF THE TEXTILE INSTITUTE, vol.111, no.2, pp.155-163, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 111 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00405000.2019.1627986
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF THE TEXTILE INSTITUTE
  • Page Numbers: pp.155-163

Abstract

In this study, it is aimed to characterize the mechanical and comfort properties of para-aramid protective gloves integrated with yarns having high comfort properties. For this purpose, different gloves have been designed with the combination of para-aramid and Type A (a blend of 85% polyester and 15% cotton fibres), Type B (polyester yarn with a cross-shaped cross section) or Type C (a channeled polyester yarn) yarns by using plating knitting technique. Cut resistance, body movement comfort (elasticity), thermo-physiological comfort (air permeability, thermal conductivity and water vapor permeability-WVP) and moisture management properties of these gloves were tested and evaluated statistically. The results revealed that fabric produced with para-aramid yarns in the face and back sides (P/P-b) exhibits higher cut protection performance. Since these fabrics have lower elasticity, moisture transport capacity, thermal conductivity and WVP values, the use of para-aramid yarn as inner layer of the fabric (next to skin) leads to an uncomfortable feeling. Using Type C yarn as back material (next to skin) provides enhanced characteristics in terms of thermo-physiological comfort and moisture transport capacity. Also this fabric supports body movement comfort with a good elasticity property while its cut protection performance preserves at the same level like fabric produced with para-aramid yarns in the face and back sides (P/P-b).