Paek, Soae Lee||Matthews, Lillian B.
M.S. (Master of Science)
Department of Home Economics
Synthetic fabrics; Polyesters
The purpose of the study was to determine the abrasion resistance and the dimensional stability of eleven selected polyester doubleknit fabrics which were available as piece goods in laboratory tests as well as the wear performance during actual wearing of garments. The eleven experimental fabrics used in this study were ten 100 per cent polyester doubleknit and one blend of 85 per cent polyester and 15 per cent silk. The study included the dimensional stability of the experimental fabrics in home launderings and performance of the abrasion resistance of the selected fabrics in two different types of abrasion tests. A wear test was conducted to examine the effect of wear and laundering on the appearance of garments constructed from test fabrics. It was hypothesized that (1) there would be no significant relationship between the performance of the test fabrics subjected to two abrasion resistance tests and (2) there would be no significant difference between the dimension of fabrics which have been subjected to various numbers of launderings. The statistical measure used to test the relationship between the performance of the test fabrics when subjected to two abrasion tests was correlation coefficient. Hypothesis 1 was accepted as correlation coefficients revealed that there were no significant relationships between abrasion resistance of the test fabrics subjected to two different types of abrasion tests. Statistical analysis based on the t-test for dimensional stability of the experimental fabrics revealed a number of significant differences. Hypothesis 2 was partially accepted for t-tests showed that only five out of ten of the paired fabrics showed significant dimensional changes when subjected to various numbers of launderings. Garments constructed from the 11 experimental fabrics performed well in most wear and care properties throughout 25 wear cycle periods. The retention of oil stains, harsh fabric hand, and accumulation of static electricity were the objectionable problems to the wearers of test garments.
Childress, Harlene Wiseman, "A study of laboratory and wear performances of selected polyester doubleknit fabrics" (1972). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 641.
2, vii, 62 pages
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