Performance of terry towel

Singh, J P; Behera, B K


In this paper, a critical review of the evolved theories and mechanisms of water absorption in terry fabric has been reported along with the key factors to improve the water absorption. Critical analysis of all the information helps to understand and choose the most realistic theory and mechanism of water absorption of terry fabric which will be helpful in designing the most absorbent terry fabric. Both dynamic and static water absorbency along with the initial time lag immerse to be the equally important attributes of the water absorbency performance of terry fabrics. High loop shape factor is the key to improve the absorbency behaviour of the terry fabric. Study of cross-section images of different fabric is the original work of the authors for supporting the concluding theory, mechanism and results.


Capillary action; Dynamic water absorption; Static water absorption; Loop geometry; Terry fabric

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