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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2007 Vol.8 No.5 P.830-834


Shape memory behavior of SMPU knitted fabric

Author(s):  LIU Yan, CHUNG Aggie, HU Jinlian, LV Jing

Affiliation(s):  Institute of Textile and Clothing, The Hong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China

Corresponding email(s):   tcliuyan@inet.polyu.edu.hk, tchujl@inet.polyu.edu.hk

Key Words:  SMPU (shape memory polyurethane) fiber, Shape memory (SM), Bagging, Recovery

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LIU Yan, CHUNG Aggie, HU Jinlian, LV Jing. Shape memory behavior of SMPU knitted fabric[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2007, 8(5): 830-834.

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A preliminary investigation of shape memory (SM) effects of SMPU (shape memory polyurethane) knitting fabric is presented in this paper. Three SMPU knitted fabrics series with different content of SMPU fibers: 100% SMPU, 50% SMPU and 50% cotton, 16% SMPU and 84% cotton are designed and manufactured in our lab. Their shape memory behaviors at different temperatures are characterized in terms of bagging. Our experimental results showed that shape memory effect can be improved with increasing content of SMPU fibers. A comparison between Lycra and SMPU knitted fabrics was also made to validate the shape memory effects of SMPU knitted fabrics.

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