Coating technology

4A1_0198_ MEMBRANES FOR APPAREL WITH THE ADDITIONAL BARRIER FUNCTION FOR THE REDUCTION OF IRRADIATION HEAT LOSS

Authors
  • A. V. Lunchev
  • Vitali T. Lipik

Abstract

A membrane is a thin layer of polymer on shell fabric of apparel. Beside waterproofing a membrane can increase the thermal protection of apparel by stopping irradiative heat loss.
We have modified a polyurethane membrane in two ways: addition of inorganic components and coating with different polymers. The addition of heat absorptive additives reduced heat transmittance of membrane from 85% to 3%. The presence of heat reflecting compounds decreased transmittance of PU film to 25%. Coating with polypyrrole revealed the highest decrease in heat transmittance (down to 1-3%) among all polymers. Both approaches made augmentation in clothing insulation when they were used in apparel.

Keywords: heat transfer, membrane, thermal insulation, apparel, irradiation heat loss

How to Cite:

Lunchev, A. & Lipik, V., (2019) “4A1_0198_ MEMBRANES FOR APPAREL WITH THE ADDITIONAL BARRIER FUNCTION FOR THE REDUCTION OF IRRADIATION HEAT LOSS”, Proceedings of the 19th World Textile Conference - Autex 2019 , p.6.

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Published on
14 Aug 2019
Peer Reviewed