Surface Characteristics of Seersucker Woven Fabrics

Malgorzata Matusiak 1  and Vladimir Bajzik 2
  • 1 Faculty of Material Technologies and Textile Design, Institute of Architecture of Textiles, Lodz, Poland
  • 2 Department of Textile Evaluation, Faculty of Textile Engineering, Liberec

Abstract

The surface characteristics of fabrics are important from the point of view of the sensorial comfort of clothing users. Surface friction and surface roughness are the most important surface parameters of fabrics. These parameters can be measured using different methods, the most important and well-accepted method being that using the Kawabata evaluation system (KES)-FB4 testing instrument. In this work, the surface roughness and surface friction of the seersucker woven fabric have been determined using the KES-FB4. However, the measurement procedure needs modification. On the basis of the results, the influence of the repeat of the seersucker effect and the linear density of the weft yarn on the surface parameters has been determined.

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