Table of Contents
Journal of Textiles
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 470456, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/470456
Research Article

Evaluation of Bed Cover Properties Produced from Double Fabric Based on Honeycomb

Textile Engineering Department, Mansoura University, Mansoura 35516, Egypt

Received 20 September 2014; Accepted 4 March 2015

Academic Editor: Sambandam Anandan

Copyright © 2015 A. A. Salama et al. 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.

Abstract

This research aims to innovate a new fabric structure, which could be used as a bed cover based on double honeycomb fabric with self-stitching. The honeycomb air pockets were aimed at facing each other to form closed small air chambers which work to sequester the air. The double fabric increases fabric thickness. Thus, the opportunity to improve thermal comfort could be achieved. A number of samples were produced with different densities and counts of weft yarn. Thermal insulation and water vapour permeability were measured and compared with bed covers produced from reversible weft backed structure. Geometrical properties, abrasion resistance, and air permeability were also measured. The results showed that the innovated structure had higher values of thermal insulation than reversible weft backed structure at certain weft counts and densities.