Investigation on Thermal Comfort Characteristics of Regenerated Bamboo and Cotton Woven Structured Fabrics

Zamir Ahmed Abro 1 , Nanliang Chen 1 , Zhang Yifan 1 , Hong Cheng-Yu 2 , Abdul Malik Rehan Abassi 3 , Altaf Ahmed Simair 4 , Rafique Ahmed 1  and Azmat Hussain 5
  • 1 Department of knitting and clothing, college of Textile, Donghua University, 201620, Shanghai, China
  • 2 Department of Civil Engineering, Shanghai University, 200444, Shanghai, China
  • 3 Department of Textile Engineering, BUTIEMS, 87300, Quetta, Pakistan
  • 4 College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Donghua University, 201620, Shanghai, China
  • 5 Department of Textiles Engineering, College of textile, Donghua University, 201620, Shanghai, China

Abstract

In this research work, thermal properties of plain woven fabrics generated from regenerated bamboo and cotton fiber blended yarns were investigated. Seven mixtures of fiber (100% bamboo, 100% cotton, 10:90 bamboo: cotton, 20:80 bamboo: cotton, 30:70 bamboo: cotton, 40:60 bamboo: cotton and 50:50 bamboo: cotton) were developed to create 60 Tex ring spun yarn. The warp yarns were used as 100% regenerated bamboo and the bamboo: cotton blends were used alternatively in weft to produce plain woven fabrics. The plain structured woven fabrics show eminent thermal comfort properties with the blending of regenerated bamboo fibers. The air permeability of 100% regenerated bamboo fiber was recorded higher than the compared blends; the increased key factor contents of bamboo changed the air properties of the fabric. Furthermore, plain woven fabric of bamboo/cotton (50/50) has shown greater thermal conductivity and heat retention properties. The work reported in this paper is ensuring highpoints of thermal comfort properties of regenerated bamboo (100%) and cotton (100%) with plain woven structured fabrics, and potentially, the fabrics can be used for winter suiting apparel products.

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