Processing and Electromagnetic Shielding Properties of Multifunctional Metal Composite Knitted Fabric used as Socks
1 School of Chemical Engineering, Eastern Liaoning University, Dandong, 118003, China
2 Liaoning Key Laboratory of Functional Textile Materials, Eastern Liaoning University, Dandong, 118003, China
3 Laboratory of Fiber Application and Manufacturing, Department of Fiber and Composite Materials, Feng Chia University, Taichung 40724, Taiwan
4 School of Chinese Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung 40402, Taiwan
5 Department of Fashion Design, Asia University, Taichung 41354, Taiwan
In this research, a type of bamboo charcoal polyester (BC-PET)/antibacterial nylon(AN)/stainless steel wire (SSW) metal composite yarn was prepared with a hollow spindle spinning machine, which using the SSW as the core material, the BC-PET and AN as the outer and inner wrapped yarns, respectively. The wrapping numbers was set at 8.0turns/cm for the produced metal composite yarns. Furthermore, a type of plated knitted fabric was designed and produced by using the automatic jacquard knitting machine. The plated knitted fabric presents the BC-PET/AN/SSW metal composite yarn on the knitted fabric face and the crisscross-section polyester (CSP) on the knit back. The effect of lamination numbers and angles on the electromagnetic shielding effectiveness (EMSE) were discussed in this study. EMSE measurement showed that the lamination angles will influence the EMSE, but not affect the air permeability. Finally, a novel EM shielding socks was designed with the produced plated knitted fabric. Finally, the performance of thermal resistance and evaporation resistance was also test usingThe sweating guarded hot plate apparatus.
Key words: EM shielding sock / metal composite yarns / plated knitted fabric / lamination numbers / lamination angles
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