Designing and Producing Fabrics Suitable for Being Used as Waterproof Raincoats
G. E. Ibrahim
Spinning, Weaving and Knitting Dept, Faculty of Applied Arts,HelwanUniversity,Cairo,Egypt
Abstract: This research is mainly concerned with producing fabrics suitable for raincoats, which is considered the main protection garment beside hoods, ponchos ….etc. which used to provide protection to the body from rain showers .All samples under study were produced of polyester yarns 50, 70 and 100 denier .Three weft sets were used 60, 80 and 100 picks /cm and three fabric structure (plain weave 1/1, twill 1/4 and satin 5). Samples were coated using P.V.C in order to produce a waterproof, moisture vapor permeable laminated fabrics and having perforation to provide ventilation to the user. Their influence on the performance of the end-use fabric and the achieved properties were studied. On the other hand physic-chemical properties including, tensile strength and elongation, abrasion resistance, water permeability, water repellency, tear resistance, thickness and weight were evaluated according to the final product needs. Some more results were reached concerning structures and materials. Most samples have achieved the expected results.
[G. E. Ibrahim Designing and Producing Fabrics Suitable for Being Used as Waterproof Raincoats. Journal of American Science 2011; 7(X): X-X].(ISSN: 1545-1003). http://www.americanscience.org.