Thermal Insulation Properties of KAPOK/Cotton Blended Non-Woven Fabric
M. Gobalakrishnan1, D. Saravanan2
1M.Gobalakrishnan, Department of Textile Technology, Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam (Tamil Nadu), India.
2D.Saravanan, Department of Textile Technology, Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 13 December 2018 | Revised Manuscript received on 22 December 2018 | Manuscript Published on 30 December 2018 | PP: 192-194 | Volume-8 Issue-2S, December 2018 | Retrieval Number: 100.1/ijeat.B10461282S18/18©BEIESP
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Abstract: Kapok has excellent oil absorbency properties due to the hollow structure in the fibre. Kapok is widely used as stuffing materials and not used in apparels. The kapok and cotton blended nonwoven were made with 80:20, 70:30 and 60:40 proportions and three different thickness. The resultant kapok cotton blended nonwoven was subjected to thermal insulation, oil absorbency, and other physical properties. Lee’s disc method has been used to test the thermal conductivity of the needle punched nonwoven fabric. The insulation property of the nonwoven fabric increases with increasing the thickness of nonwoven and number of layers. The insulating properties decrease with increase in the proportion of cotton.
Keywords: Kapok, Cotton, Nonwoven, Thermal Insulation, Oil Sorption Capacity.
Scope of the Article: Thermal Engineering