The Influence of Fiber Cross-Section on Fabric Far-Infrared Properties
AbstractFar-infrared radiation (FIR) possesses various promising properties that are beneficial to an individuals’ health. Exploring the interaction between fiber shapes and FIR performance is thought to be a significant means to develop highly-efficient FIR textile products. In this study, a non-additive triangular polyamide (PA) fiber showed excellent FIR properties in both theoretical simulation and experimental verification aspects. The triangular PA fiber affords a higher probability to facilitate large optical path difference, improving both FIR absorption and emission. Textiles woven with the specific triangular PA fiber achieved a remarkable emissivity of 91.85% and temperature difference of 2.11 Celsius, which is obviously superior to the reference circular fiber (86.72%, 1.52 Celsius). Considering the low cost, environmental stability, facile fabrication, as well as being environmentally friendly, this non-additive triangular PA fiber has great potential for high-performance and cost-effective FIR textiles in the future. View Full-Text
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Tao, Y.; Li, T.; Yang, C.; Wang, N.; Yan, F.; Li, L. The Influence of Fiber Cross-Section on Fabric Far-Infrared Properties. Polymers 2018, 10, 1147.
Tao Y, Li T, Yang C, Wang N, Yan F, Li L. The Influence of Fiber Cross-Section on Fabric Far-Infrared Properties. Polymers. 2018; 10(10):1147.Chicago/Turabian Style
Tao, Yifei; Li, Tenghao; Yang, Chenxiao; Wang, Naixiang; Yan, Feng; Li, Li. 2018. "The Influence of Fiber Cross-Section on Fabric Far-Infrared Properties." Polymers 10, no. 10: 1147.
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