Development of seersucker fabrics using single warp beam and modelling of their stretch-recovery behaviour

Muhammad Maqsood, Yasir Nawab*

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Seersucker is a thin and puckered fabric used to make clothing for spring. Due to its specific structure, this fabric is held away from the skin when worn, facilitating heat dissipation and air circulation. Seersucker is produced by slack
tension weaving using two warp beams. Due to the use of two beams, such fabrics were not possible to weave on conventional (with single warp beam) weaving machines. Additional twin beams arrangement was required for such weaving. The objective of the current study is to produce seersucker fabric on conventional looms using a single warp beam. For achieving this objective, two types of weft yarn: 100% cotton yarns and blended yarns of cotton and elastane
(95.67% cotton and 4.33% Lycra) are used in groups. The viscoelastic behaviour of the produced fabric samples is tested using ASTM standard D3107-07. Instant deformation, elastic recovery, creep and relaxation were recorded and plotted as function of Lycra % age.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1154-1160
JournalJournal of the Textile Institute
Issue number11
Early online date7 Nov 2014
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

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