Summer Comfort Features and Fabric Performance in Next-to-Skin Fabrics—Wear Tests With Cotton and Dacron®/Orlon® Fabrics

[+] Author and Article Information
F. T. Wallenberger, K. Franz, M. E. Dullaghan, W. E. J. Schrof

Textile Research Lab, E. I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., Wilmington, Del. 19898

J. Eng. Ind 102(1), 1-6 (Feb 01, 1980) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3183822 History: Received June 02, 1978; Online July 30, 2009


In several wear and preference tests with T- and tennis shirts, low dpf 75/25 Dacron® /Orlon® blends were significantly preferred over 100% cotton under both cool/dry and hot/humid conditions. The two major factors which correlate with overall comfort preferences are (1) the soft tactility of Dacron® /Orlon® fabrics relative to the crisp tactility of cotton-containing fabrics and (2) the fact that Dacron® /Orlon® garments transport moisture through the respective fabric structures more effectively than cotton-containing garments and that Dacron® /Orlon® garments were perceived to cling less and dry faster when wet from perspiration. A discussion of Hollies’ wear test protocols is appended.

Copyright © 1980 by ASME
Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.





Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related Journal Articles
Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In