The wetting and moisture transmission properties of woven shirting fabrics


INDUSTRIA TEXTILA, vol.66, no.6, pp.344-352, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 66 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.344-352
  • Keywords: absorbency, comfort, drying ability, moisture transmission, shirting, COMFORT PROPERTIES, BEHAVIOR, BAMBOO, PARAMETERS, WICKING, COTTON, RING
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, it is aimed to investigate the wetting and moisture transmission properties of woven shirting fabrics, which have different raw materials, weave types and fabric tightnesses, and to determine the advantageous fabric types in terms of wetness comfort of the office workers. Eighteen woven shirting fabrics were produced systematically, and their moisture management properties, water absorbency, sinking time, and drying behaviour pertaining to comfort of fabrics, were measured. The findings indicated that the increase in the fabric tightness generally caused a worsening of the moisture management and absorbency properties of the fabrics. It was also determined that, compared to the plain weave, the twill weave enhanced the water absorbency of the fabrics. Regenerated bamboo fabrics had high water absorbency, low drying ability, and low moisture management performance, and therefore they may not be suitable for the shirts worn by office workers. Besides, the cotton/polyester-twill-medium and the cotton/polyester-plain-loose fabrics with good moisture transmission properties can be used for shirting production in an attempt to increase the clothing wetness comfort.