The influence of physical properties on comfort performance of bedsheet fabrics

Nasir, Hana and Huzaisham, Nur Athirah and Mahmood, Salwa and Marsi, Noraini and Abdul Rashid, Azrin Hani and El Bakri, Helmy Mustafa and Misnon, Mohd Iqbal (2020) The influence of physical properties on comfort performance of bedsheet fabrics. International Journal of Advanced Research in Engineering and Technology (IJARET), 11 (11). pp. 1012-1029. ISSN 0976-6480

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This paper analyzes the comfort performance of different types of bedsheet fabrics which are polyester, polyester blended with Tencel, cotton, Tencel and modal. The objectives of this study are to determine the physical and comfort properties of bedsheet fabrics as well as to evaluate the influence of physical properties on the comfort performance of bedsheet fabrics. The preparation of samples involved sourcing the fabrics that are commercially used. Physical properties such as thickness, mass per unit area and porosity were determined in order to evaluate their relationship on comfort properties such as thermal resistance, wicking area and water vapour transmission rate (WVTR). It was found that Tencel fabric exhibited the lowest thermal resistance of 0.0037 m2 °C/W while polyester fabric showed the highest thermal resistance of 0.0084 m2 °C/W. For wicking area, polyester blended with Tencel fabric demonstrated the highest wicking area whereas Tencel fabric displayed the highest WVTR of 1069.21 g/24h.m2 . Based on findings, Tencel bedsheet could offer better comfort in hot environment as the heat and water vapour can pass through the fabric easily compared to other fabrics. Meanwhile, polyester bedsheet will offer better comfort in cold environment as it can retain the heat and this can help the users to feel warmer in cold environment.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bedsheet materials; Comfort performance; Thermal resistance; Wicking area; Water vapour transmission rate.
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering Technology > Department of Mechnical Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Miss Nur Rasyidah Rosli
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2022 04:05
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2022 04:05

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