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Journal of Textiles
Volume 2014, Article ID 379731, 11 pages
Research Article

Studies on Wicking Behaviour of Polyester Fabric

Department of Textile Technology, National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar 144 011, India

Received 5 October 2013; Accepted 7 January 2014; Published 24 February 2014

Academic Editor: Seshadri Ramkumar

Copyright © 2014 Arobindo Chatterjee and Pratibha Singh. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This paper aims to investigate vertical wicking properties of polyester fabric based on change in sample direction and change in tension. Also experimental results are compared with theoretical results. Polyester fabric made out of spun yarn with four types of variation in pick density was used. Theoretical values of vertical wicking were calculated by using Lucas-Washburn equation and experimental results were recorded using strip test method. Maximum height reached experimentally in both warp way and weft way is more than that of the theoretical values. The maximum height attained by fabric experimentally in weft is more as compared to warp way. Vertical wicking increases with increase in tension. This paper is focused on wicking which plays a vital role in determining comfort and moisture transport behavior of fabric.