Evaluation of the Moisture-absorbent and Quick-drying Unidirectional Water Transport Functional Fabrics

Updated: 12/27/2018 2:04:05 PM

Abstract: The paper selected a new-type weft-knitted fabric to study its moisture-absorbent and quickdrying properties. A novel cationic dye-based atmospheric dyed polyester (NECDP) fiber with good moisture-absorbent property was designed and developed as its surface layer, and the polypropylene (PP) or fine denier polyester (PET) fiber with non-hygroscopic property as its inner layer. The paper compared it with three fabrics with different stitches, which surface layer was viscose and profiled cross-section conventional polyester, and evaluated their moisture-absorbent and quick-drying properties via liquid water dynamic transfer performance measurement method. Results indicated that this new-type fabric has superior moisture-absorbent and quick-drying properties, providing a reference for the development of functional sportswear in the future.

Key words: NECDP; unidirectional water transport; quick-drying property; moisture absorption and wicking

Authority in Charge: China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC)

Sponsor :China Textile Information Center (CTIC)

ISSN 1003-3025 CN11-1714/TS