Effect of Weight and Apllied Force on the Friction Coefficient of the Spunlace Nonwoven Fabrics

Kalebek N. A. , BABAARSLAN O.

FIBERS AND POLYMERS, cilt.11, ss.277-284, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 11 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s12221-010-0277-4
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.277-284


Friction force that can be defined as the forces resisting relative to the movement between two surfaces contacting with each other plays an important role in textile industry. During usage, the fabrics continue to friction to the textile or the other surfaces and because of this problem fabric surface structure deteriorates. Therefore, most of the scientists have been designed different methods in order to estimate surface properties and friction of fabric before their usage. In this study, friction experiments have been performed by designed and manufactured two different systems which work as a horizontal platform and inclined plane. It has tried to investigate friction properties of polyester nonwoven fabric samples which are produced by spunlace methods (air laid and spunlaee bonding) with different weights. While the selected fabric samples weight increase, it has been seen that a low friction force occurred because of more stable structure. And also, it has been observed that the higher vertical force (load) applied on the specimens the lower the coefficient of friction. These results shows that both measurement methods have similar tendencies based on the analyzed results.