Although there are several parameters affecting fabric behavior, one of the most important factors that determines the fabric properties is the fiber type and its features. Many types of natural and chemical fibers can be used according to the usage areas and expected performance characteristics from the fabrics. Therefore, it has great importance to know the effects of fiber types, which have different sources, structures and properties, on the fabric properties. In this study, the performance and thermal comfort properties of nine different knitted fabrics made from natural, regenerated and synthetic fibers were investigated. Within this scope, air permeability, abrasion resistance, bursting strength, thermal properties such as thermal conductivity, thermal diffusivity, thermal resistance and thermal absorptivity of knitted fabrics made from different fiber types were measured. In general, it is concluded that the characteristic properties of the fibers are important in determining the mechanical and thermal properties of the fabrics.
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Oner, E. Mechanical and Thermal Properties of Knitted Fabrics Produced from Various Fiber Types. Fibers Polym 20, 2416–2425 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12221-019-9119-1