Some of the basic mechanical characteristics such as tensile, bending, shear, compression, and surface properties of cotton knitted fabrics after a durable flame‐retardant finishing, were studied by the objective‐evaluation method developed by Kawabata and Niva using the KES‐F system. In addition, properties such as bursting strength, drape and sewability were studied in order to further explore the influence of this treatment on the fabrics. All treated fabrics were flame‐retardant but their mechanical properties showed changes as a result of the above finishing. More specifically, a significant reduction in the bending and shear properties was recorded, which suggests that the flame‐retardant finishing primarily affects the above characteristics.
Mamalis, P., Andreopoulos, A. and Spyrellis, N. (2001), "The effect of a durable flame‐retardant finishing on the mechanical properties of cotton knitted fabrics", International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, Vol. 13 No. 2, pp. 132-144. https://doi.org/10.1108/09556220110390746Download as .RIS
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