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International Journal of Interdisciplinary Research

Table 2 Comparison of properties of fluorescent fabric samples

From: An evaluation of the suitability of fluorescent fabrics and retroreflective materials for road traffic warning clothing in compliance with international standards

Measurement items Fabrics
Measuring direction Samples
S1 S2 S3 S4
Air permeability (mm/s)   182 179 37.3 129.6
Moisture regain (%)   0.53 1.11 0.10 0.06
Water vapor permeability (g/m2 24 h)   8998 10,885 9634 10,705
Tensile
 Strength (N) Warp 660 690 640 480
Weft 740 360 290 330
 Elongation (%) Warp 36.2 20.5 13.1 27.3
Weft 27.8 18.2 55.2 26.1
Abrasion (times)   Above 20,000 Above 20,000 15,300 Above 20,000
Rate of size change after washing (%) Warp − 1.0 − 1.5 − 1.0 − 0.5
Weft − 1.0 − 1.0 − 0.5 − 0.5
  1. S1: T company fluorescent fabric (manufactured in Korea)
  2. S2: T company fluorescent fabric (manufactured in Japan)
  3. S3: Trial fluorescent fabric for adults (purchased in Dongdaemun market, Seoul; random)
  4. S4: Trial fluorescent fabric for children (purchased in Dongdaemun, market, Seoul; random)