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Title: Biomimetics of plant structure in knitted fabrics to improve the liquid water transport properties
Authors: Chen, Q
Fan, J
Sarkar, M
Jiang, G
Keywords: Biomimetics
Knitted fabric
Liquid transport
Plant structure
Water absorption
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Source: Textile research journal, 2010, v. 80, no. 6, p. 568-576 How to cite?
Journal: Textile research journal 
Abstract: Biomimetics of the branching structure of a plant can improve the water absorption and one-way transport property of the fabric. The present work focused on the development of a branching network in knitted fabrics to improve liquid water transport properties. Fabrics developed with such a branching structure and made from different combinations of yarns exhibited faster water absorption and improved moisture management property, as measured on the Transplanar Water Transport Tester and Moisture Management Tester. Furthermore, the novel structure also improved the air permeability of the fabric. The improved water absorption rate, moisture management property and air permeability are beneficial to clothing comfort.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/9789
ISSN: 0040-5175
EISSN: 1746-7748
DOI: 10.1177/0040517509340600
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