A study of wicking properties of cotton-acrylic yarns and knitted fabrics

Ozturk M. K., Nergis B., CANDAN C.

TEXTILE RESEARCH JOURNAL, vol.81, no.3, pp.324-328, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 81 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0040517510383611
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.324-328
  • Keywords: Yarn wicking, fabric wicking, cotton-acrylic yarn blends, rotor yarns, single jersey fabric, CAPILLARY-FLOW, BULKED YARNS, RISE
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This paper investigated wicking properties of cotton-acrylic rotor yarns and knitted fabrics. The effect of yarn wicking on wicking of fabric in both wale and course directions was also discussed. One way ANOVA results of the experimental study suggested that wicking abilities of yarns and fabrics increased with the increase in acrylic content in the blends and with the use of coarse yarns. Besides, yarn wicking had a significant effect on fabric wicking.