Ultra violet protection properties of knitted bamboo & cotton fabric produced in single jersey and rib structure were discussed. Yarns of 40 Ne 100% bamboo and 100% cotton were used for producing these fabric samples. All these fabric samples were produced on single jersey & rib knitting machine with selected fabric specifications such as wales/cm, course/cm, stitch density & loop length etc. Yarns of 40 Ne 100% bamboo and 100% cotton were tested for physical properties and factors influencing ultra violet protection properties of single jersey & rib fabric produced from bamboo & cotton were studied. All type of fabric samples were tested for protection properties such as UPF (Ultra violet Protection Factor) etc. It was found that, Bamboo yarn is showing significantly higher strength and elongation than cotton yarn and it also shows significantly lower hairiness. Cotton fabric shows higher bursting strength than bamboo fabric. It shows 42.85 % and 40 % respectively higher bursting strength than bamboo fabric in both structures. But, in case of rib structure bamboo fabric is showing 20.02 % higher UPF than cotton, higher UPF of bamboo fabric can be attributed to its ultra violet radiation resistant characteristics.
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Ajay Rathod & Dr. Avinash Kolhatkar are associated with the Department of Textile Engineering Jawaharlal Darda Institute of Engineering and Technology Yavatmal, Maharastra
This article was originally published in the Textile Review magazine, January, 2013, published by Saket Projects Limited, Ahmedabad.