What are the advantages and disadvantages of knitted fabrics
Abst: The fabric in which the yarn is twisted into loops by knitting needles and then strung each other is called knitted fabric. Fabrics can be divided int...
The fabric in which the yarn is twisted into loops by knitting needles and then strung each other is called knitted fabric. Fabrics can be divided into knitted and woven fabrics according to the different forms of yarns in the fabric. Knitting can be divided into warp knitting and weft knitting. Knitted fabrics are used in clothing and home textiles.
Knitted fabrics usually use natural fibers such as cotton, linen and wool as raw materials. However, with the upgrading of fabric research and development technology, polyester, acrylic and other chemical fiber raw materials are also used as raw materials for production. For this reason, the performance of knitting needles has also been greatly improved. More clothing manufacturers like to use knitted fabrics.
Advantages of knitted fabrics:
1. Because of the knitting characteristics of knitted fabrics, there is a lot of expansion space around the loops of the fabric, so the fabric's flexibility and elasticity are very good, and the fabric can be worn without restricting human activities (such as jumping and bending, etc.). It is the preferred fabric for the production of sportswear.
2. The raw materials for weaving are all natural fibers or some chemical fibers with a relatively fluffy texture. Their yarn twists are low, and the fabric is loose and porous. This feature greatly reduces the friction between the clothes and the skin, and the fabric is soft. Comfort is very suitable as a raw material for intimate clothing.
3. The knitted fabric has an air bag structure inside, and the natural fiber itself has a certain moisture absorption and breathability, so the knitted fabrics are very breathable and cool. Nowadays, a large part of the summer clothes on the market are made of knitted fabrics.
4. As mentioned above, knitted fabrics have excellent elasticity, so the fabric can automatically recover after being stretched by external force and is not easy to leave wrinkles. If it is a chemical fiber knitted fabric, it will feel dry easily after washing.
Disadvantages of knitted fabrics:
Knitted fabrics are prone to fluffing or pilling after being worn for a long time or after washing, and the fabric structure is relatively loose, which is easy to wear and shorten the service life of the clothing. The size of the fabric is unstable, and if it is a natural fiber knitted fabric, it is likely to shrink.