The stiffness of knitted fabrics: A new approach to the measurement of bending - part 1: Development

T. Cassidy, C. Cassidy, S. Cassie, M. Arkison

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Gives a review of the various methods which have been developed to measure the stiffness of fabric and describes a new method. This new approach enables the testing of knitted fabrics which are difficult to test using the cantilever system. The inter‐operative reproducibility of the new instrument is compared with that of the cantilever method and the drape meter. Also reports inter‐laboratory comparisons on woven fabric and on knitted fabric, the latter having been measured on a KES‐F system.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-19
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Clothing Science and Technology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 1991
Externally publishedYes


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