Study of Water Vapor Resistance of Co/PES Fabrics Properties During Maintenance

  • Mirjana ReljicEmail author
  • Stanisa Stojiljkovic
  • Jovan Stepanovic
  • Branislava Lazic
  • Milena Stojiljkovic
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 54)


The goal of this study was to investigate the interlinkages of physical, mechanical and thermophysiological properties of fabrics. Changes of a thermophysiological property – water vapor resistance (Ret) during washing of six fabrics used for making clothing assemblies (for particular conditions of application) were also examined. Human thermal comfort depends on the combination of clothes, climate conditions and physical activity. Clothing maintenance by washing affects its diffusion and thermal properties. Water vapor permeability and thermal resistance of clothing are key parameter for wearing comfort. Standard methods were applied for examining physical and mechanical properties of fabrics, whereas hot plate measurements were used for testing water vapor resistance (Ret). The obtained results indicated that certain yarns properties used in the production of fabrics and constructional characteristics of fabrics significantly affect the water vapor resistance and its changes during washing. The results were used in order to establish a mathematical model for predicting the behavior of the fabrics during washing that are used for a particular clothing assembly in the phase of exploitation – wearing.


Thermal resistance Water vapor resistance Thermal comfort Maintenance of fabrics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mirjana Reljic
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Stanisa Stojiljkovic
    • 3
  • Jovan Stepanovic
    • 3
  • Branislava Lazic
    • 2
  • Milena Stojiljkovic
    • 3
  1. 1.CIS InstituteBelgradeSerbia
  2. 2.The College of Textile - Design, Technology and ManagementBelgradeSerbia
  3. 3.Faculty of TechnologyUniversity of NisLeskovacSerbia

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