Force attenuation capacity and thermophysiological wear comfort of vertically lapped nonwoven fabric

Wardiningsih, W and Troynikov, O 2017, 'Force attenuation capacity and thermophysiological wear comfort of vertically lapped nonwoven fabric', The Journal of The Textile Institute, vol. 109, no. 8, pp. 1035-1043.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title Force attenuation capacity and thermophysiological wear comfort of vertically lapped nonwoven fabric
Author(s) Wardiningsih, W
Troynikov, O
Year 2017
Journal name The Journal of The Textile Institute
Volume number 109
Issue number 8
Start page 1035
End page 1043
Total pages 10
Publisher Routledge
Abstract Hip-protective pads are designed to prevent hip fracture in elderly women. Two types of vertically lapped nonwoven fabrics were evaluated for suitability as materials for hip-protective pads. The force attenuation capacity of pads made from these fabrics was studied using drop impact tests, and performance relevant to thermophysiological wear comfort measured using a sweating guarded hot plate. The results indicate that vertically lapped nonwoven fabrics are suitable materials for soft hip-protective pads. They provide effective protection for the hip bone, and have similar force attenuation capacity to closed-cell foam. The inter-fibre and voids in nonwoven structures enable moisture to escape to the environment, and the experimental vertically lapped nonwoven fabric pads had significantly higher ability to transfer moisture than closed-cell foam pads.
Subject Textile Technology
Design Innovation
Functional Materials
Keyword(s) Hip-protective pad
vertically lapped nonwoven
force attenuation
thermal comfort
DOI - identifier 10.1080/00405000.2017.1398624
Copyright notice © 2017 The Textile Institute
ISSN 1754-2340
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