Heat-setting parameters optimisation of cotton/elastane fabric using response surface methodology

Huzaisham, Nur Athirah and Nasir, Siti Hana and Mohd Idris, Muhammad Khalis and Carolina Quintero Rodriguez, Carolina Quintero Rodriguez (2023) Heat-setting parameters optimisation of cotton/elastane fabric using response surface methodology. Indian Journal of Fibre & Textile Research, 48. pp. 27-34.

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The effect of heat-setting treatment on the performance of cotton/elastane fabric has been studied. Response surface methodology has been used to design the experiments where temperature (°C), time (s) and fabric width extension (%) are taken as factor variables. Fabric dimension (lengthwise and widthwise), fabric areal density and fabric tension decay are taken as response variables. The findings establish that the optimum heat-setting parameters are 190℃ temperature, 75s process time and 13.5% width extension. It is necessary to optimise the heat-setting parameters to achieve better fabric dimensional stability, as overheating damages and deteriorates some of the elastane filaments, resulting in reduced recovery properties after a certain temperature point.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cotton/elastane fabric, Dimensional stability, Elastane, Heat-setting treatment, Knitted fabric, Single jersey fabric, Tension decay
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering Technology > Department of Mechnical Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Mr. Mohamad Zulkhibri Rahmad
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2023 07:22
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2023 07:22
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/10292

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