5th International Textile, Clothing and Design Conference, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 3 - 06 October 2010, pp.616-621
Noise is a major health concern in a variety of environments ranging factories to home. Noise absorption is an important issue in industries especially in the automotive industry. Textile materials also have potential to reduce interior noise due to their porous fibrous structures. They are both less expensive and lighter than steel like materials and additionally environment-friendly materials. Although nonwoven and woven fabrics are used in interior parts to absorb sound, knitted fabrics are mostly used for noise reduction due to their superior drapability properties. The aim of this study is to design and produce a knitted fabric with improved acoustic behavior. In this study, plain knitted structure were produced from chenille yarn and its sound absorption behavior was compared with that of the spacer knitted fabric from cotton to evaluate if chenille fabrics could be used instead of the spacer fabrics.