Tanaji Santra, Texperts India Pvt. Ltd.
Cotton doesn'tirritate the skin,because it issupple
Polyester irritatesthe skin
Polyester isn’t as
comfortable as cottonbecause it keeps sweatclose to the body, whereascotton soaks up and thenreleases moisture.
Cotton is cooler thanpolyester in summer.
Less than cotton
Polyester is cheaper than100% cotton.
Yarn made from a poly cotton blend combines the strengths of the two fibers
Polycotton garments are breathable, tear-resistant, and can be fashioned into abrasion-
resistant fabrics, like canvas. It’s not also as costly as 100% cotton and also not as
inexpensive as pure polyester. It provides much more comfort.
Moisture regain calculation of cotton-polyester blend:-
Q. What will be the moisture regain of 60/40 cotton polyester blend fabric?
Moisture regain of cotton = 8.3%
Moisture regain of Polyester = 0.4%
The moisture regain of c/p blend (60/40) will be = (8.3 * 60 + 0.4 * 40)/(60+40)
· More the moisture regain the breathability if the fabric will be more, so it will bemore comfortable to wear in summer. But if the moisture regain is less then it will befriendlier for monsoons as its absorbency is less & it takes less time to dry.
The 65/35 blend of cotton and polyester is the most popular for work garments,particularly because of price, durability and a larger color selection being available for