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dc.contributorInstitute of Textiles and Clothingen_US
dc.creatorChong, Hang Kei Stephen-
dc.publisherHong Kong Polytechnic University-
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden_US
dc.titleStudy the relationship between UV protection and knitted fabric structureen_US
dcterms.abstractThe main purpose of this research was to study the relationship between the structure of knitted fabric and the ultraviolet (UV) protection of cotton fabrics. For studying the UV protection ability of cotton knitted fabric, a total of 7 types of knitted fabric were produced. The single knit fabrics were: (1) Cross Tuck (Knit + Tuck), (2) Cross Miss (Knit + Miss), (3) Double Cross Tuck (Knit + Tuck), (4) Double Cross Miss (Knit + Miss), (5) Lacoste (Knit + Tuck), (6) Weft Locknit, (7) Plain Knit (All Knit). All the fabrics were produced from combed cotton (CH series) and combed supima ESTex (MCG series) with yarn count 20Ne and FUKUHARA Circular knitting machine was selected. In this research, different kinds of testing methods were used to evaluate the performance of the knitted cotton fabric. Fabric weight measurement, fabric thickness measurement, fabric count (stitch density) measurement, fabric shrinkage, air permeability, Kawabata Evaluation System, and ultraviolet protection factor measurement, were studied in this research. The result revealed that the Double Cross Miss has the highest UPF value but its fabric weight was also the highest. The single knit fabric with knit and miss could perform a better UV blocking ability than the fabric with all knit or knit and tuck.en_US
dcterms.extentxiv, 144 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.en_US
dcterms.isPartOfPolyU Electronic Thesesen_US
dcterms.educationalLevelAll Masteren_US
dcterms.LCSHCotton fabrics -- Testing.en_US
dcterms.LCSHTextile fabrics -- Testing.en_US
dcterms.LCSHUltraviolet radiation.en_US
dcterms.LCSHHong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertationsen_US
dcterms.accessRightsopen accessen_US

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