Permeability properties and abrasion resistance of coated polypropylene fabrics

Kara Ş., Yesilpinar S., Akşit A.

Vlakna a Textil, vol.25, no.2, pp.40-47, 2018 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Journal Name: Vlakna a Textil
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.40-47
  • Keywords: Abrasion resistance, Coating, Curing temperature, Permeability properties, Polypropylene fabrics, Polyurethane type, Protective garments, Scanning electron microscopy
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


© 2018 Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava. All rights reserved.Protective garments constitute an important class of technical textiles and they serve for various application areas such as active sports, military, medicine and fire-fighting. One of the most shared properties of protective garments is providing a barrier against water or liquid penetration. Also these garments should exhibit water vapour permeability and protect from wind in order to maintain wearer comfort. These expectations for the protective garments may be provided by waterproof-water vapour permeable coatings. In this study, polypropylene fabric was coated in order to examine its usability in protective sportswear. Effects of coating polymer type and curing temperature on the specimen permeability properties and abrasion resistances were investigated in order reveal their usability. According to test results, waterproofness of samples did not increase to the desired levels but windproof samples were obtained from coated polypropylene samples. Polyether type polyurethane coated samples gave more preferable and consistent results when compared to polyether type polyurethane coated equivalents after washing. Coating improved the abrasion resistance of all coated samples.