Study the weft circular knitted fabrics behaviour with Repeated laundering cycles

Document Type : Original Article


1 Clothing & Knitting Industrial Research Department, Textile Research Division, National Research Centre (NRC), Giza, 12622, Egypt

2 Clothing and Knitting Industrial Research Department, Textile Research and Technology Institute National Research Centre, Dokki, Cairo, Egypt, 12622


Weft knitted fabrics are instability fabrics due to easy changes in its dimension and surface shape, this behavior is one of its common defects which will cause dimensional distortion in the produced garment from it. In this study it will be measured the skewness and dimension stability of different weft circular knitted fabrics at both fabric directions wales and courses. The samples were different in structure which was single jersey and rib, also different in weight per unit area. The tested properties were measured after each home laundering cycle up to 7 cycles. The data are statistical analyzed. It was found that the knitted fabric parameters did not alter significantly upon repeated laundering. Therefore, this confirms that any dimensional changes that occurred during the washing this changes become little or stable after the 5th cycle. It was recommended that the cotton knitted fabrics must be washed at least three times and exposed to heat setting before manufacturing to minimize clothes distortion.


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Volume 67, Issue 13 - Serial Number 13
In Loving Memory of Late Professor Doctor ””Mohamed Refaat Hussein Mahran””
December 2024
Pages 387-392
  • Receive Date: 24 December 2023
  • Revise Date: 13 January 2024
  • Accept Date: 28 January 2024