Comparative analysis of cotton covered elastomeric hybrid yarns and denim fabric properties


Creative Commons License

Babaarslan O. , Shahid M. A. , Doğan F. B.

Journal Of Engineered Fibers And Fabrics, vol.16, no.Volume 16: 1-10, pp.1-10, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: Volume 16: 1-10
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/15589250211059188
  • Title of Journal : Journal Of Engineered Fibers And Fabrics
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-10

Abstract

In recent decades, consumer expectations and behavior have altered, focusing on more comfortable, well-fitting clothes. Wearing a slim-fitting garment helps to move more freely. Different elastomeric polymers are being introduced as a core constituent of the yarn to make denim fabric more comfortable during movement. The use of elastic material ensures that the material is stretchable and recoverable. The performance of several elastomeric hybrid yarns has been investigated in the first section of this study. Here, polyethylene terephthalate/polytrimethylene terephthalate (PET/PTT (T400®)), polytrimethylene terephthalate (PTT (Solotex®)), polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), and Lycra® (elastane) were used as the core component of the core and dual core-spun yarns. After that, 3/1 Z twill denim fabrics were made with these as weft yarns, and the fabric’s performance was assessed. It is found that dual core-spun yarns were shown to have lower strength than core-spun yarns, while it had a higher elongation value. PTT/PBT dual core-spun yarn had less unevenness and hairiness than yarn made solely of elastane. PBT in the core of the weft yarns provided strong strength, dimensional change, and stiffness qualities in the fabric. In contrast, elastane in the core of the weft yarns provided good elastic performance. Yarn and fabric performance for the hybrid yarns were statistically significant at a significance level of 0.05.