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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 3
First page : (453) Last page : (459)
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Mechanical Properties of Cotton × Bamboo and Tencel Union Fabrics

Renuka Medar1* and Geeta Mahale2

Ph.D Scholar1 and Professor2,
Department of Textile and Apparel Designing, College of Community Science, UAS Dharwad
*Corresponding Author E-mail:
Received: 18.05.2018  |  Revised: 24.06.2018   |  Accepted: 29.06.2018  



Clothing is an essential need of human beings in day to day life. It is the most fundamental requirement necessary to survive. Clothes can either be produced from natural fibres such as cotton, wool, silk, hemp and linen or from manmade fibres such as rayon, nylon. A study was conducted to assess the mechanical properties of cotton × bamboo/tencel union fabrics in the dharwad, Karnatakaduring the period 2016-2018. Five plain woven fabrics namely cotton × cotton, cotton × bamboo 20s, cotton ×bamboo 30s , cotton ×tencel 20s and cotton × tencel 30s were produced on a pit loom by a master weaver in Hubli. All the developed fabrics were assessed for mechanical properties viz., cloth count, cloth dimensional stability, cloth weight, cloth thickness, cloth stiffness and cloth crease recovery under standard testing method after conditioning the samples at standard atmospheric conditions. It was observed that. all the mechanical properties were found to be higher in union fabrics when compared to cotton × cotton fabric as addition of bamboo and tencel with cotton enhances the fabrics performance properties thus making it more stronger , durable and user- friendly.

Key words:  Cotton, Bamboo, Tencel, Union fabrics

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Cite this article: Medar, R. and Mahale, G., Mechanical Properties of Cotton × Bamboo and Tencel Union Fabrics, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(3): 453-459 (2018). doi: