ANALYZING THERMOPHYSIOLOGICAL COMFORT AND MOISTURE MANAGEMENT BEHAVIOR OF COTTON DENIM FABRICS

Selin Hanife Eryuruk*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

13 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Comfort properties of garments are influenced by fiber properties, fabric properties, and applied finishes. Denim garments are widely used apparels, and they are processed with different industrial finishing treatments. Finishing treatments and fabric weight have a great influence on the thermal comfort of denim fabrics. The aim of this paper was to evaluate the effects of finishing treatments (rigid, bleaching, resin, softener) on the thermophysiological comfort and moisture management properties of denim fabrics considering three weight categories (light, medium, heavy). The thermophysiological comfort (thermal resistance, thermal absorptivity, air permeability, water vapor permeability tests) and liquid moisture transport capabilities (transfer wicking and drying behavior of fabrics) were measured and analyzed statistically. As a result of the study, fabric weight and finishing had been found to be important parameters for the comfort properties of denim fabrics. As a conclusion, it could be stated in the light of the results that the fabric weight type (light, medium, heavy) had a significant impact on the fabric thermophysiological comfort properties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)248-254
Number of pages7
JournalAutex Research Journal
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021 by the authors.

Keywords

  • Denim fabrics
  • fabric weight
  • moisture management
  • thermophysiological comfort

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'ANALYZING THERMOPHYSIOLOGICAL COMFORT AND MOISTURE MANAGEMENT BEHAVIOR OF COTTON DENIM FABRICS'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this