Manufacturing of weft-knitted fabric reinforced composite materials: A review


PAMUK G. , Ceken F.

MATERIALS AND MANUFACTURING PROCESSES, vol.23, no.7, pp.635-640, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/10426910802316484
  • Title of Journal : MATERIALS AND MANUFACTURING PROCESSES
  • Page Numbers: pp.635-640

Abstract

Textile composites are composed of textile reinforcements combined with a binding matrix. The available textile reinforcements are manufactured by weaving, braiding, knitting and stitching. Since the studies about weft-knitted composites began then these materials have attracted increasing attention because of their potential uses and advantages. As a basis for understanding the steps in manufacturing of weft-knitted reinforced materials, this research will be helpful as it provides information on the characteristics, specifications, manufacturing process and performance of weft-knitted fabric reinforced composites.