HEAT AND WATER TRANSPORT THROUGH COTTON AND POLYPROPYLENE UNDERWEAR

Authors
  1. Farnworth, B.
  2. Dolhan, P.A.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Polypropylene is often hailed as a superior fiber for underwear for winter sports activities because of low water absorption and good wicking properties. Experiments were performed on a sweating hot plate to try to discern any difference in heat loss through polypropylene and cotton underwear. Differences were noted but were too small to have any discernible influence on the thermal well-being of the wearer.
Date of publication
01 Jan 1985
Number of Pages
4
Reprinted from
Textile Research J, vol 55, no 10, 1985, p 627-630
DSTKIM No
86-03019
CANDIS No
97716
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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