Indian Journal of Fibre & Textile Research
Vol. 31, September 2006, pp. 415-421


Heat and mass transfer properties of 2-yarn fleece knitted fabrics

 Sinem Gunesoglu & Binnaz Meric

 Received 14 March 2005; revised received and accepted 12 September 2005

Heat and mass transfer properties of 2-yarn fleece fabrics of four different compositions have been studied by related measurements, such as thermal conductivity, water vapour permeability, air permeability and wicking ability. It is observed that the raising process, used to produce typical commercially available fleece fabrics, is very effective on heat transfer properties; the effect of fibre type is rather strong on mass transfer properties of fleece fabrics.

Keywords: Air permeability, Fleece fabric, Heat transfer property, Mass transfer property, Thermal conductivity, Water vapour permeability, Wicking

IPC Code: Int. Cl.8 D04B13/00, G01N33/36