Inherent/Permanent Moisture-Wicking Polyester Fabric

Sponsor:

White Knight Engineered Fabrics

Team Members:

Josh Leary

Morgan Miller

Kelly Rogan

Gurjot Baweja

Project Statement:

Develop a polyester fabric with moisture-wicking properties that can be used for polo shirts and T-shirts for the industrial laundry market. The team will determine moisture wicking performance (MWP) of top athletic wear as a function of wash cycles.  Successful project will demonstrate continued MWP after a minimum of 50 industrial laundry cycles (wash and dry) and 75% of MWP at 100 industrial laundry cycles.  Hand and weight of fabric made from yarn should be equivalent to typical consumer wear and competitive products and the solution should be manufacturable and cost-effective.