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Characterization of Seam Strength and Seam Slippage on Cotton fabric with woven Structures and Finish

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Textile-Fashion Technology, Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam, Erode Dist., Tamil Nadu, INDIA
  • 2 VSB College of Engineering, Karur, Tamil Nadu, INDIA

Res. J. Engineering Sci., Volume 1, Issue (2), Pages 41-50, August,26 (2012)


In the present work, the quality of fabric samples was controlled, now the garment longevity depends on the seam parameters like various factors such as seam strength, seam slippage, seam puckering and yarn severance. In the present work, fabrics of different blend proportions ie., cotton and was prepared with different woven structures like plain, twill, satin. These fabrics were treated with fabric softener like silicone. After all the above trials the seam strength and seam slippage were studied for both finished and unfinished materials. The seam strength and seam slippage were studied using instron tensile strength tester, the studies were performed at 6.0mm breaking load and it was observed that the breaking load of unfinished samples were depicting higher strength than the finished without seam opening. The fabric samples of plain weave were found to have greater seam performance than the twill and satin. Various other factors influencing the seam strength and seam slippage are also discussed in detail.


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