Temperature-Regulating Properties of Phase Change Fiber Blended Knitted Fabrics after Laundering
In order to study the temperature- regulating properties of cotton/mercerized wool/Outlast fiber 50/10/40 blended knitted fabrics after laundering, Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) analyses were used to test the thermal properties of the fabrics by varying washing cycles. The results show that the enthalpy of fabrics reduces with the increase of washing cycles. Enthalpy retention rate of fabrics is more than 89% after 30 cycles washing, and still above 80% after 50 cycles washing in cooling process.
Ran Chen and Wen-Pei Sung
W. L. Chen et al., "Temperature-Regulating Properties of Phase Change Fiber Blended Knitted Fabrics after Laundering", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 393-395, pp. 397-400, 2012