JTST  Vol.4 No.3 , August 2018
Impact of Different Water Repellent Finishes on Cotton Double Jersey Fabrics
Abstract: This study demonstrated that the variation in physical and chemical performance on cotton double jersey knit fabrics was decided by the knit structure, water repellent chemicals types and their concentration. Here, two types of double jersey fabrics were treated with different types of water repellent chemicals at different formulations to evaluate the performance of water repellent finishes on knit fabrics properties. The levels of water repellency of the fabrics were assessed by AATCC 127 hydrostatic head test method and by ISO 4920:2012 spray rating test method. To evaluate the performance of water repellent finishes on knit fabric properties, GSM, bursting strength test according to ASTM (D 3786-87) method, air permeability, color fastness to wash, water, perspiration, chlorinated water and color fastness to rubbing with ISO method were done. The results showed that both physical and chemical properties of the finished cotton knits, depend to a great extent on knit structure, the water repellent finish type and concentration to obtain water repellent fabrics with desirable properties.
Cite this paper: Chowdhury, K. (2018) Impact of Different Water Repellent Finishes on Cotton Double Jersey Fabrics. Journal of Textile Science and Technology, 4, 85-99. doi: 10.4236/jtst.2018.43006.

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