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1 Department of Textile Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering, City University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

2 Department of Fabric Engineering, Faculty of Textile Engineering, Bangladesh University of Textiles, Tegjaon, Dhaka, 1208. Bangladesh

3 College of Textiles, Zhongyuan University of Technology, Zhengzhou, Henan, China.


The aim of this paper is to explore the influence
of cover factor on the physical properties of woven fabrics.
100% cotton woven fabrics of different thread count and
width were used in this research for investigation. Nine types
of fabric with different weaves like plain (1/1), twill (3/1)
and 5 ends satin (4/1) were used while conducting the tests.
The experiments were carried out in agreement with the test
method provided by ASTM and AATCC as mentioend inside
the paper. The cover factors of the samples were measured
with an appropriate equation using weave factor values. It
was seen from the research that, plain weave fabrics showed
the maximum cover factor and weight (g/m2) values compared
to twill and satin fabrics. It was because, plain weave contains
maximum interlacement points compared to other weave
structures. The fabrics of plain weave showed the maximum
strength values, maximum air permeability values, and least
shrinkage values. Fabrics with plain weave contain more
interlacement, thus showed the maximum air permeability
values. This research is practice-based and opens up possible
ways for further study by technologists in this field of fabric
cover factor and its influence on the physical properties of