A study on regenerated cellulosic fabrics and its comfort properties
R Divya, G Manonmani, M Jayakumari
Ample numbers of research works are available on cotton knit fabric structures. Because, many researchers already examined and reported their findings about the natural cellulose cotton knit structures with respect to their geometric, mechanical, dimensional, and comfort properties. Comparatively, the research works carried out on regenerated cellulose knit structures are less. Hence, an effort is made through the researchers of this work to examine the geometric properties for a range of regenerated cellulose tubular single jersey knit fabric structures knitted with uniform machine parameters in this paper. For the proposed work, four types of regenerated cellulose hosiery yarns are procured namely, viscose, modal, tencel and bamboo with similar linear density 19.68 tex ( equivalent to 30s Ne count). From the above each yarn four tubular knitted fabric structures are knitted namely plain, cross tuck, cross miss and twill in the same circular multi cam track single jersey knitting machines with uniform stitch length. Out of these four fabric structures plain is an all knit loop structure, cross tuck is a structure with knit and tuck loop combination, cross miss is a structure with knit and miss and the twill structure is produced with the combination of knit, tuck and miss loops. In total sixteen samples are produced and their basic properties such as wale density, course density, stitch density, areal density, stitch length, thickness are estimated discusses. All the geometric property results are recorded properly and the fully relexaed state is discussed in detail in this part one.