Physical properties of developed viscose rayon and eri silk union fabrics
In the present study an attempt was made to develop union fabrics using viscose rayon as warp with esri silk of three different yarn counts viz., 2/40s, 2/60s and 2/80s as weft on a semi automatic power loom. Further, the newly designed union fabrics were evaluated for physical properties and comparisons were made on the performance between different sets of union fabrics. Viscose rayon x eri silk of 2/40s (VRE1) showed highest tensile strength both in warp and weft directions. The control sample, Viscose Rayon x Viscose Rayon (VR) showed highest elongation percentage. Viscose rayon x eri silk of 2/40s (VRE1) union fabric exhibited highest resistance to abrasion. Overall the results indicated that Viscose rayon x eri silk of 2/40s exhibited better performance than other sets of fabric.