Wicking and drying properties of conventional ring- and vortex-spun cotton yarns and fabrics


Erdumlu N., Sarıçam C.

JOURNAL OF THE TEXTILE INSTITUTE, vol.104, no.12, pp.1284-1291, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 104 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00405000.2013.799258
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF THE TEXTILE INSTITUTE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1284-1291
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

This study investigated the vertical wicking, water absorption and drying properties of vortex- and ring-spun combed cotton yarns and knitted fabrics comparatively. The yarns were produced in three different counts as 30 Ne, 40 Ne and 50 Ne. The experimental results revealed that vortex-spun yarns had lower yarn and fabric wicking and water absorption values than ring-spun yarns. In addition, it was observed that yarn type did not have a significant impact on the drying time of the fabrics.