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Journal of Environmental Nanotechnology

(A Quarterly Peer-reviewed and Refereed International Journal)
ISSN(Print):2279-07 48; ISSN(Online):2319-5541

Wicking Behaviour of Viscose Staple Yarns Differing in Linear Densities


Comfort properties of textiles are extremely important. It is sometimes more important than the aesthetic properties when the garment are next to skin. Among all comfort properties, good absorption and easy drying is one of the major requirements. Wetting and wicking are two related processes. A liquid that does not wet fibres cannot wick in to a fabric, and wicking can only occur when fibers assembled with capillary spaces between them are wetted by a liquid. Viscose staple yarns were spun with different linear densities and the yarns properties and wicking behaviour were examined. Viscose yarns with coarser counts showed maximum wicking behaviour compared to finer counts. 

Article Type: Research Article

Corresponding Author: K. Parveen Banu 1  

Email: parveenparu@yahoo.com

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K. Parveen Banu 1*,  P.M. Tharani 2,  V. Subramaniam 3.  

1, 2. Department of Costume Design and Fashion, Kongu Arts and Science College, Erode, TN, India.

3. Department of Textile Technology, Jaya Engineering College, Chennai , TN, India.

J. Environ. Nanotechnol. Volume 2, No.3 pp. 01-05
ISSN: 2279-0748 eISSN: 2319-5541
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