Study on the Mechanical Properties and Handle of PTT/Wool Blended Fabrics
The low-stress properties of PTT/wool blended fabrics were investigated by comparing with PET/wool blended fabrics. The results show that, the elongation of PTT/wool fabrics at the maximum load is higher, especially in filling wise, which means PTT/wool fabrics have better elastic. The bending hysteresis, shearing rigidity and shearing hysteresis of PTT/wool fabrics are higher than those of PET/wool fabrics, determining the fabrics having good formability. PTT/wool fabrics are easier to be compressed, and has a little higher surface friction coefficient, giving the fabrics better feeling of softness and fullness. The hand values show that PTT/wool blended fabrics are softer, and have the good bulkiness but not as good as that of PET/wool fabrics.
Jinglong Bu, Zhengyi Jiang and Sihai Jiao
G. B. Xu et al., "Study on the Mechanical Properties and Handle of PTT/Wool Blended Fabrics", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 150-151, pp. 1810-1813, 2011