An Investigation On The Use Of Spacer Fabrics In Office Chairs

Çetin M. S.

7th International Technical Textiles Congress, İzmir, Turkey, 10 - 12 October 2018, pp.64-70

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: İzmir
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.64-70
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Nowadays, sitting hours at the offices are increasing because of reason that the number of jobs based on computer usage in offices increased. Therefore, the anthropometric suitability and comfort properties of office chairs used in these types of work are becoming progressively important. For those who sit for a long time, the tendency to muscle aches are increasing due to the fact that sweating and sweat which can not be removed from their body. For this reason, anti-allergic and sweat absorbent/breathable fabrics should be selected to improve the office chairs’ ease of use and sitting comfort of office workers. In this study, the possibilities of using spacer fabrics instead of traditional materials on office chairs in terms of textile comfort features were investigated. For this purpose, the moisture management and air permeability properties of three types of traditional materials and six types of spacer fabrics were compared.