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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2019, Volume : 7, Issue : 1
First page : (240) Last page : (246)
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Functional Properties of Muga and Tencel union Fabrics

Nogame A. Sangma1* and Geeta Mahale2

MHSc Scholar1, Professor2
Department of Textile and Apparel Designing,
College of Community Science University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad
*Corresponding Author E-mail:
Received: 8.01.2019 | Revised: 12.02.2019 | Accepted: 20.02.2019  



Union fabrics are the fabrics where in the fibre content of warp is different from that of weft. Union fabrics are desirable because the properties of two sets of yarns are combined in a fabric for further use. In this study Muga silk was interwoven with Tencel yarn to incorporate the properties of Muga and Tencel yarn in a fabric. For the current study two control i.e. Muga and Tencel control, and three union fabric samples were woven. The union samples were Muga × Tencel 20s, Muga × Tencel 30s and Tencel 20s × Muga. The samples were woven using hand fly shuttle loom in plain weave. The fabrics were subjected to testing for functional properties such as cloth stiffness, cloth crease recovery, cloth drapability, cloth tensile strength and elongation, cloth abrasion resistance and cloth pilling. The bending length and cloth crease recovery degree of the union fabrics improved significantly compared to Muga control. As the bending length of the fabric samples decreases, drapability improved in union fabrics. Tencel 20s × Muga showed higher value of tensile strength in warp direction and Muga × Tencel 20s in weft way as well as cloth elongation in both warp and weft way was observed to be high in the latter sample.

Key words: Muga, Tencel, Weaving, Union fabrics, Functional properties.

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Cite this article: Nogame, A.S. and Mahale, G., Functional Properties of Muga and Tencel union Fabrics, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.7(1): 240-246 (2019). doi: