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Publication date: 9 August 2018

Milda Juciene, Virginijus Vytautas Urbelis, Žaneta Juchneviciene, Virginija Saceviciene and Vaida Dobilaite

The purpose of this paper is to determine the influence made by complex finishing of denim fabrics, i.e. laser treatment and industrial washing, on the change in tension…

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to determine the influence made by complex finishing of denim fabrics, i.e. laser treatment and industrial washing, on the change in tension properties of fabric.

Design/methodology/approach

Test specimens were treated by a laser JG-10050. Lasers main technological parameters: maximum laser beam power is 65 W, laser types are hermetic and detached CO2, laser tube wavelength is 10.62 µm. The test specimens processed by different laser energy density have been exposed to industrial washing and their tensile characteristics have been investigated.

Findings

The results of the research have demonstrated that complex finishing reduces the breaking force; however, material extensibility remains almost unchanged. Mechanical behaviour and composition characteristics of fabric are determined both by laser motion direction in respect of warp or weft and laser energy density.

Originality/value

The carried-out analysis of scientific literature has shown that the effect of laser on the fabric surface is relevant both in scientific and practical terms: the scientific literature contains studies on absorptive properties of laser treated materials; however, the behaviour of materials after complex finishing has not been widely investigated thus far.

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International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, vol. 30 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0955-6222

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Publication date: 7 August 2017

Vaida Dobilaite, Gene Mileriene, Milda Juciene and Virginija Saceviciene

Production and consumption of textile garments contribute significantly to environment problems. The purpose of this paper is to perform the evaluation of textile waste…

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Purpose

Production and consumption of textile garments contribute significantly to environment problems. The purpose of this paper is to perform the evaluation of textile waste generated at Lithuanian clothing enterprises based on statistical data analysis and business cases studies.

Design/methodology/approach

For the evaluation of real situation of waste generation in companies, an original methodology was developed and used during investigation. In order to get an overall view, statistical data of waste generation and management in Lithuania were also analysed. Waste accounting covered data such as wastes from unprocessed textile fibres and wastes from processed textile fibres and textiles (not otherwise specified).

Findings

The investigation showed that the amount of cutting waste reaches 20-25 per cent of the total quantity of materials used for production. It was found that the waste is not sorted in Lithuanian clothing enterprises and is disposed in landfills in most cases, notwithstanding the positive tendencies of recycling of waste that were observed during past year. However, a practical recycling strategy and broader perception of developing products with greater added value from waste are missing in Lithuania.

Originality/value

In this research, a simple methodology was developed for determining the quantity of the textile waste generated by enterprises, the introduction of which would allow us to expect better results in waste accounting and management. The results of investigation are useful to gain in-depth understanding of waste generation in various countries.

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International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, vol. 29 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0955-6222

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Publication date: 22 February 2013

Milda Jucienė and Jonas Vobolis

The purpose of this paper is to evaluate upholstery deformation by using resonant vibrations of separate zones of the soft part.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to evaluate upholstery deformation by using resonant vibrations of separate zones of the soft part.

Design/methodology/approach

By recording the value of resonant frequency at separate points of the plane, it becomes possible to obtain the graph of deformation distribution. It is compared to the graph that demonstrates how rigidity distributes itself in different directions within the upholstery fabric. This enables the evaluation of unevenness of upholstery deformation that is present in different directions.

Findings

The provided methodology allows assessing the quality of soft furniture assembly and predicting the exploitation time for its upholstery.

Originality/value

The test results obtained using the original methodology enable the assessment of manufacturing defects existing in various directions (for example, the shape of different parts during the cutting process, the unevenness of seam width and others), as well as the quality of furniture during the production and exploitation process.

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International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, vol. 25 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0955-6222

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Publication date: 7 March 2016

Milda Juciene, Svetlana Radaviciene, Virginija Saceviciene, Rimas Adaškevicius and Stase Petraitiene

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the non-uniformity of the surface where textile fabric systems were joined using embroidery with the help of the system…

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the non-uniformity of the surface where textile fabric systems were joined using embroidery with the help of the system dimensional scanning.

Design/methodology/approach

To ascertain and evaluate surface non-uniformity and puckering of the embroidered elements dimensional 3D laser scanner was used. The dimensional 3D model of the embroidered element was imported into the software package RapidformTM and returned to the beginning of the coordinate system for the puckering analysis and evaluation.

Findings

The obtained results have shown that when embroidering an element it is important to evaluate the direction of stitches with consideration to the fabric because when elements are performed in different fabric direction their quality can be different. The embroidered elements that were performed on more lightweight fabrics have bigger surface non-uniformity. The greatest inadequacy of shape and dimensions in the embroidered element was found for materials with the smallest value of surface density, closeness of texture and the smallest indicator of fabric surface filling.

Originality/value

The proposed approach can be adjusted to investigate surface non-uniformity of embroidered elements.

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International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, vol. 28 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0955-6222

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Publication date: 31 May 2013

Milda Jucienė and Jonas Vobolis

The main aim of this work is to evaluate upholstery deformation by using resonant vibrations of separate zones of the soft part.

Abstract

Purpose

The main aim of this work is to evaluate upholstery deformation by using resonant vibrations of separate zones of the soft part.

Design/methodology/approach

Provided methodology allows assessing the upholstery deformation of separate parts of soft furniture by exciting resonant vibrations in it.

Findings

By recording the value of resonant frequency at separate points of the plane, it becomes possible to obtain the graph of deformation distribution. It is compared to the graph that demonstrates how rigidity distributes itself in different directions within the upholstery fabric. This enables the authors to evaluate the unevenness of upholstery deformation that is present in different directions.

Originality/value

Provided methodology allows assessing the quality of soft furniture assembly and predicting the exploitation time for its upholstery.

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International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, vol. 25 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0955-6222

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Publication date: 13 June 2008

Milda Juciėnė and Vaida Dobilaitė

The paper aims to establish and introduce seam pucker assessment indicators and their dependence upon the fabric characteristics and parameters of a sewing machine.

Abstract

Purpose

The paper aims to establish and introduce seam pucker assessment indicators and their dependence upon the fabric characteristics and parameters of a sewing machine.

Design/methodology/approach

Seams pucker defect is specific to garment from lightweight fabrics, therefore the investigation was performed with this kind of fabrics. The structure and friction properties of fabrics were determined. The influence of rotational frequency of the main shaft (varied from 200 till 2,300 min−1) and pressing force (from 25 till 85 N) on seam pucker was analysed. The seam pucker was evaluated by characteristic of sharpness calculated as ratio of pucker height and length.

Findings

Analysis of the obtained results allows stating that pucker sharpness increases with growing rotational frequency of the main shaft and decreases, increasing pressing force. On the basis of correlation analysis, the relationship between proposed new indicator of seam pucker evaluation and parameters of sewing machine was sought. The obtained result demonstrates that in most cases the relative pucker coefficient is dependent upon rotational frequency of the main shaft: increasing rotational frequency also leads to higher pucker coefficient. The linear relationship between the pucker coefficient and pressing force was not observed.

Practical implications

This investigation has practical implications in the clothing and other nearly related industries. In the paper, results involved with evaluation of seam pucker are presented.

Originality/value

The research showed that in order to define seam pucker more comprehensive, it is necessary to evaluate not only ratio of pucker height and length, but also the quantity of puckers as well as their propagation. Considering to this, the new criterion for seam pucker evaluation was proposed.

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International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, vol. 20 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0955-6222

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Publication date: 1 September 2006

Vaida Dobilaite and Milda Juciene

The paper aims to evaluate the influence of mechanical properties of sewing threads on the seam pucker.

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Purpose

The paper aims to evaluate the influence of mechanical properties of sewing threads on the seam pucker.

Design/methodology/approach

The mechanical properties of sewing thread were obtained performing tensile testing research. The seam pucker of lightweight fabric was evaluated after sewing, then after 24 h, after 48 h as well as after washing and drying. To determine dimension changes of fabric, the relaxation shrinkage was calculated. The results of thread properties and seam pucker were compared.

Findings

In respect of seam pucker the best results were established sewing with polyester threads, the reversible strain of which were the least. After washing and drying, the highest pucker was typical of the specimens sewn with cotton sewing threads. It was noticed that increasing the amount of layers in sewing the influence of threads on seam pucker decreases. Washing and drying made considerably greater influence on the occurrence of pucker then time.

Practical implications

This study has practical implications in the clothing and other nearly related industries. In the paper recommendations involved with application of sewing thread and evaluation of seam pucker are presented.

Originality/value

In most cases the changes of sewn thread mechanical properties after sewing is analysed. This study is aimed to determine the influence of thread properties on seam pucker. Recommendations in the area of sewing thread and garment quality are based on the research.

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International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, vol. 18 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0955-6222

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Publication date: 25 February 2014

S. Radavičiene, M. Jucienė, V. Sacevičiene, R. Sacevičius and K. Otas

The purpose of this paper is to determine conformity of geometrical parameters between the elements embroidered with photoluminescent threads and their digital images as…

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to determine conformity of geometrical parameters between the elements embroidered with photoluminescent threads and their digital images as well as to explore the change in photoluminescent radiation.

Design/methodology/approach

Using some different methodologies and apparatus, analysis shape of embroidered elements conformity and photoluminescent luminance attenuation are analysed.

Findings

The provided methodologies allow assessing the quality of embroidered elements area and photoluminescent properties.

Originality/value

The proposed approach can be adjusted to investigate photoluminescent properties of embroidered elements of different filling types.

Details

International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, vol. 26 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0955-6222

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