Breaking Strength and Elongation Properties of Polyester Woven Fabrics on the Basis of Filament Fineness

Kaynak H. K. , BABAARSLAN O.

JOURNAL OF ENGINEERED FIBERS AND FABRICS, vol.10, no.4, pp.55-61, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Page Numbers: pp.55-61


Woven fabrics produced from microfilament yarns are superior to conventional filament fabrics in rain clothes, tents, parachutes, sails, wind-proof clothes, sleeping bags, filters, and surgical gowns due to their distinguishing properties such as good filtration, barrier effect against weather conditions, and light weight. Breaking strength and elongation are important and decisive parameters for these end uses since low strength properties shorten the useful life time as well disable the functionality of these products. In this study, breaking strength and elongation properties of microfilament woven fabrics are investigated in comparison to conventional filament fabrics. Three different weave types are used as 1/1 Plain, 3/2 Twill, and 4/1 Satin. Four different weft setts and five different filament finenesses are applied for every weave type. In doing so, 60 woven fabric samples are produced. Important influences of weft sett and filament fineness are observed on weft direction breaking strength. Analysis of variance (ANOVA) results are used to interpret the experimental data.