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Sunday, February 24, 2019
LUSTRE OF THE FABRIC, FABRIC PROPERTIES OF WOVEN FABRIC
Lustre of the fabric:
When a consumer looks at the surface of two different fabrics with naked eyes, he observes that one fabric is giving more shinning (brightness) than another fabric. It happens due to the difference in the amount of light being reflected from both of the fabric. The amount of light to be reflected from the fabric surface affects the shinning of the fabric surface directly. Thus we can say that “the amount of light reflected by fabric surface judged with naked eyes is termed as fabric lustre”. It is also called sheen of the fabric. The material of the fabric widely influences the lustre of the fabric. Secondly, the weave of the fabric plays a very crucial role in the lustre of a fabric. The structure, type of yarn and degree of yarn twist also influence the lustre of a fabric. Satin weave gives more lustre than plain weave. The fabric made of high twist yarn reflects more light than low twist yarn. If a fabric is woven with coarse count yarn and another fabric is woven with fine count yarn. The weight per square meter of both the fabrics is kept constant. The thread per square inch in fine count fabric will be more than coarse count fabric. This fine count fabric will reflect more amount of light than coarse count fabric. Thus we can say yarn count GSM and construction of the fabric greatly affect the lustre of a fabric.