ROLE OF SPANDEX IN DIAPERS

 

role of spandex in diapers

Diaper is defined as “a basic garment for infants consisting of a folded cloth or other absorbent material drawn up between the legs and fastened about the waist” by Merriam Webster dictionary.

Now based on the requirement diapers are primarily used for infants and young children but they are also now used for elderly people and for adults suffering with mental or physical disabilities. Now-a-days people have started using them for pets too, so diapers have become an integral part of our lives.

Disposable diapers have now completely replaced the traditional re-usable diapers made of cotton fabric used earlier. Disposable diapers are mostly made using the following components and materials:

1) Polyethylene film

2) Polypropylene Non-woven Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic

3) Absorbent core – Wood pulp fluff

4) Super Absorbent Polymer

5) Elastane /Spandex fiber

6) Quick wicking layer

7) Adhesive Hot melts and Elastomeric

8) Fastening tape Stick type/Hook and loop type

9) Moisturizer lotions and fragrance lotions

10) Breathable/Cloth-like back sheet

Here we will focus on the role of Elastane /Spandex fiber in diapers.

In disposable diapers usually polyurethane or polyester foam elastics, and synthetic rubber or spandex elastics are used. But due to their properties now-days mostly spandex elastics are used.

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TYPES OF CIRCULAR KNITTING MACHINES

Circular Knitting Machine: In this machine the needles are implanted on a circular cylinder, which when used creates a seamless tube of fabric, by joining the stiches from the needles.

Double Jersey Machine: Double jersey machines have two sets of needles; one on dial and as well as on cylinder. There are no sinkers in double jersey machines.

This double arrangement of needles allows the fabric to be manufactured which is twice as thick as the single jersey fabric, known as double jersey fabric

Read about all 8 Types of Circular Knitting Machines 

Source – https://www.inviya.com/blog/circular-knitting-machines/

Suit-Up with the new age Stretch Fabric Men’s Suits

Bending down or stretching out your arms don’t seem like much of a task, but ask about it to the men who wear suits and they will tell you that the struggle is real! Moving around freely while being clad in a suit is no joke and fortunately, men’s clothing brands around the world have come up with a viable solution to help men break free from restrictive clothing.

The answer to your suiting-woes lies in the magical elemenmj-618-348-stretch-suits_orig.jpgt called spandex that brands ranging from Hugo Boss to Calvin Klein are employing to produce stretch fabric. This fabric, when used in the manufacturing of men’s suits, makes them wrinkle resistant, easy to wear, and most importantly, enhances the quality to move freely with your body.

As more and more men today are falling for the fitness craze and indulging in a more active lifestyle in general, stretch suits fit the bill precisely as they provide the gift of mobility and naturally, comfort. So be it leaving a mark in an important meeting or flexing out in a quick game of TT during the break, stretch fabric suits make sure that your clothing doesn’t come in the way of doing what your heart desires.

So, gentlemen, it’s time to give your traditional suits a miss and move around freely in the modern-day stretch suits!

Reference By : http://inviyafibre.weebly.com/blog/suit-up-with-the-new-age-stretch-fabric-mens-suits

To Wash Or Not To Wash Your Stretch Denims

Whether to wash your denims or freeze it is a dilemma that has puzzled the modern day denimoholics for years. But for those who prefer easy breezy movement and comfort over toughness, and have chosen stretch denim jeans as their no-brainer clothing option–it’s not even a matter to fuss over.

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The question of wash or freeze is majorly relevant to raw denims, which; mind you, are totally different from stretch denims. While washing raw denim jeans is dreaded out of a fear of discoloration and shrinkage, stretch denim is mostly fuss free that way. There’s minimal fading in stretch jeans since most of the dye is already cured and the only thing to be a teeny-bit careful about, is to avoid damaging its synthetic fibers so that it remains stretchy (hence comfortable) for a longer period of time.

 

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When the time arrives to clean up your jeans, just turn it inside out and pop it in the cold water inside your washing machine. If you wish to go gentle on your beloved pair to keep it for longer, then just hand-wash it and leave it to dry naturally without running it through the dryer. With the use of cold water and the hang-to-dry method, you can reduce the damage done to the elasticity of your denim and increase the longevity of the stretch.

For stretch denims that take minimum damage, look for the ones made with INVIYA® and wear-n- wash your denim as and when you like.