The relationship between ultraviolet protection factor and fibre content

Eddie Lim Yung Yam, Chi Wai Kan, Jimmy Kwok Cheong Lam, Sun Pui Ng, Hong Hu, Chun Wah Marcus Yuen

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Research works were carried out to understand the effects of different fibre content on the ultraviolet (UV) protection properties of plain knitted fabrics. Fibre type does affect the ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) of knitted fabric because of the different chemical structures. Generally speaking, coolmax fabric provided the best sun protection, followed by polyester fabric and blended fabric, while cotton fabric provided the poorest sun protection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-86
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Textile Engineering
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Coolmax
  • Fibre content
  • Knitted fabric
  • Supima cotton
  • Ultraviolet protection factor (UPF)


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