Absorbent Filament that Provides Dry Feeling in Clothing

Uçar N., Eskin B., Demir A.

AATCC REVIEW, vol.11, no.3, pp.68-72, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Journal Name: AATCC REVIEW
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.68-72
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


During strenuous body activities, feeling dry on the skin is very important for comfort and health. Absorbency properties of a filament developed to absorb water vapor without creating a wet feeling were examined. The filament is composed of two parts the outer part (hydrophobic polypropylene) and the inner part (hydrophilic super absorbent polymer). It was observed that although 100% polypropylene fabric does not absorb any vapor, a fabric with 14% super absorbent polymer absorbs 22% (of total fabric weight) of water vapor per day. An increase in the duration of the absorption test and an increase in the amount of super absorbent polymer in the filament led to an increased absorption percentage. Fabric produced from this filament was also tested for different cleaning processes.