Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Synthetic fibre offers many advantages - AiF project
Synthetic fibre offers many advantages - AiF project
02
Jul '09
Many wearers of high-quality business clothing still consider wool to be the ultimate fabric - and incorrectly so. Modern synthetic fibres, whose properties can be designed by targeted processes, offer numerous advantages as compared to natural fibres, which also apply to men's and ladies' suits.

As part of an AiF project (AiF No. 14342 N), scientists of the clothing physiology area at the Hohenstein Institute in Boennigheim compared moisture and heat management as well as the skin-sensory properties of different wool and polyester fabrics. Based on the results, a polyester fabric with optimal characteristics for the production of a men's suit was designed and manufactured. Final tests showed that the wearing comfort of this material was significantly above that of comparative products The thermo-physiological properties can be designed through material selection and processing for a broad range of temperatures and stress areas. In this vein, a traveller would sweat significantly less during a short burst in an overheated airport building as compared to someone wearing a wool suit.

In addition, fabrics made of synthetic fibre are clearly more hardwearing and also better retain their shape than the natural fibre wool, which means that areas such as between the legs, which are subject to more mechanical stresses, are not worn out as quickly, and there is no crease formation even after extended periods of sitting.

Hohenstein Institute

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 28th Mar 2017

India may impose duty on elastomeric filament yarn

The Government of India is likely to impose anti-dumping duty on...

Courtesy: Lee Cooper

Apparel/Garments | On 28th Mar 2017

CCI clears FLFL proposal to divest Lee Cooper

The Competition Commission (CCI) of India has approved the proposal...

Textiles | On 28th Mar 2017

Bardoli CEFC to benefit south Gujarat MSMEs

India’s first common engineering facility centre (CEFC) at Bardoli,...

Interviews View All

Anvita Mehra
Confidential Couture

‘It is going to take some time for Indian buyers to get accustomed to...

Sanjay Yagnik
Maa Tex Speciality

‘We suggest reducing dosage of sizing chemicals to reduce sludge...

Awen Delaval
Samatoa

'Natural fibres are appreciated for traditional authenticity'

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao
Nayaab

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Sonam & Paras Modi
SVA

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
March 2017

March 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search