knitted fabric properties especially the dimensional characteristics are mainly
influenced by the constituent fibres, yarn properties, knitting machine
variables, processing and finishing treatments. Spun viscose knitted fabric is
also susceptible for dimensional stability problems. In this paper, an attempt
has been made to investigate the influence of pre shrink resin treatment on the
dimensional characteristics of spun viscose knitted fabric especially single
jersey structure. The 40 Ne spun viscose yarn has been knitted and the knitted
fabrics is bleached, dyed and pre shrink resin treated. The influences of pre
shrink resin on the weft knitted fabrics has been studied on repeated home
laundering up to 25 wash cycles and various parameters of the knitted fabric
are measured and analyzed. Pre shrink resin treated knitted fabrics exhibit
minimum spirality variations and dimension changes compare than grey, bleached
and dyed fabrics.
characteristics, Circular knitting machine, Pre shrink resin, Spun viscose
yarn, Washing, Weft knitted fabric
manufacturing of the knitted fabric is always a challenge to the knitter. Weft
Knitted fabrics are preferred as clothing materials in many kinds of
application especially in under garments and easy care outer garments because
of their outstanding comfort related qualities. Dimensional stability of the
weft knitted fabrics has been one of the most discussed subjects in the textile
industry as well as in research fields.
Originally published in Journal of the Textile
Association, July-Aug 2011.
About the Authors
authors of the article are associated with Department of Textile Technology,
PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore.