Honeycomb

The properties of honeycomb polyester weft-knitted fabrics were studied to understand their advantages. Seven honeycomb polyester weft-knitted fabrics and one common polyester weft-knitted fabric were selected for testing. Their bursting strengths, fuzzing and pilling, air permeability, abrasion resistance and moisture absorption and perspiration were studied. The results show that the honeycomb polyester weft-knitted fabrics have excellent moisture absorption and liberation. The smaller their thicknesses and area densities are, the better their moisture absorption and liberation will be. Their anti-fuzzing and anti-pilling is good, whereas their bursting strengths and abrasion resistance are poorer compared with common polyester fabric’s. In order to improve the hygroscopic properties of the fabrics, the proportion of the honeycomb microporous structure modified polyester in the fabrics should not be less than 40%.

Polos are usually made of a knitted material, they tend to be either piqué or jersey, but before we explain the difference between the two we must first understand the difference between weaving and knitting.

For centuries, almost since the very beginning of civilisation, human beings have produced fabrics by two methods: either weaving or knitting.

Weaving

Is the process of interlacing long threads with one another to create a fabric. These threads are placed horizontally and vertically, almost like a checkerboard, to hold them together. Denim and cotton are always woven. Probably the place where a woven pattern can be best appreciated would be in a straw basket. Weaving can be really simple or very complex depending on the selected pattern.

Advantages
> It’s texturised
> It’s bulkier and heavier
> Breathes better than jersey
> When you look at it closely, the fabric has a “honeycomb” or “waffle” pattern

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