International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences (IJCMAS)
IJCMAS is now DOI (CrossRef) registered Research Journal. The DOIs are assigned to all published IJCMAS Articles.
Index Copernicus ICI Journals Master List 2022 - IJCMAS--ICV 2022: 95.28 For more details click here
National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) : NAAS Score: *5.38 (2020) [Effective from January 1, 2020] For more details click here

Login as a Reviewer

See Guidelines to Authors
Current Issues
Download Publication Certificate

Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:6, June, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
Email : /
Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2018: 95.39
NAAS RATING 2020: 5.38

Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(6): 3851-3867

Functional Properties of Bamboo and Tencel Union Fabrics
Renuka Medar1* and Geeta Mahale2
Department of Textile and Apparel Designing, College of Community Science University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, India
*Corresponding author

Clothing being an essential need of our routine life thus, making fashion brands move more towards eco-friendly fabrics. World of textiles continues to break new grounds with innovative fibres like Cotton, Silk, Jute and Bamboo which are on rise and are fresh sustainable and bio degradable fibres, explored to the world of fashion. Bamboo a perennial plant grown in many parts of Asia, Africa and American continents and Tencel a new fibre obtained from woody plants both being an ecofriendly and user-friendly fibres of 21st century adds more value to the trending era of textile designing. Hence an attempt is made to study the functional properties of Bamboo and Tencel union fabrics. Results revealed, Tencel union fabrics possessed good stiffness, crease recovery and drapability. Despite the fact that cotton fabric obtained good tensile strength and elongation however making union fabrics more resistant to abrasion. Bamboo union fabrics achieved better thermal insulation and air permeability providing more comfort when worn next to skin. Based on the fabric structure, handle properties it was found Bamboo and Tencel union fabrics being coarser and stiffer were more suitable for home furnishings. Introducing innovative yarns like Bamboo and Tencel in weaving not only adds value to the developed fabrics but also enhances its functionality and extends its durability giving more comfort to the wearer. Bamboo and Tencel both being obtained by regenerated process, own a very good medicinal value due to its hydrophilic feature thus can be utilized in medical textiles and also in sports wears.

Keywords: Cotton, Bamboo, Tencel, Union fabrics, Sustainable textiles

Download this article as Download

How to cite this article:

Renuka Medar and Geeta Mahale. 2020. Functional Properties of Bamboo and Tencel Union Fabrics.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(6): 3851-3867. doi:
Copyright: This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.