Volume 10 Issue 1 - March 2018

  • 1. Examination of some comfort releated properties of sportswear fabric coated with polyurethane foam

    Authors : Koruyucu,aslıhan, Durmaz, Samet

    Pages : 274-280

    DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.21172/1.101.48

    Keywords : Polyurethane foam, coating, waterproof, breathable fabric.

    Abstract :

    Waterproof, breathable fabrics provide protection against rain and wind, besides delivering super moisture in the form of vapor. This helps to keep the person dry, cool and comfortable. Special films are used in such products to provide both permeability and resistance. In this study, some comfort related properties of polyurethane foam coated fabrics which can be used in sportswear garments clothes have been investigated.Woven fabrics produced from cotton / polyester blend yarns were coated with waterproof and breathable polyurethane foam film with different thickness and different density. Reactive polyurethane polymer with solubilized solid and heat effect was used as binder.The coated fabrics were tested for some comfort related properties such as water vapor permeability, air permeability and water resistance. SEM images were taken to investigate morphological properties. The results showed that the water vapor permeability of coated fabrics decreased due to the increased interaction between the polymer chains due to presence of ester groups. Coated cotton/polyester blend gave good abrasion resistance compared to uncoated fabric.

    Citing this Journal Article :

    Koruyucu,aslıhan, Durmaz, Samet, "Examination of some comfort releated properties of sportswear fabric coated with polyurethane foam", https://www.ijltet.org/journal_details.php?id=928&j_id=4418, Volume 10 Issue 1 - March 2018, 274-280, #ijltetorg