Water absorptivity property as a factor in footwear materials quality evaluation

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dr Wioleta Serweta – Sieć Badawcza Łukasiewicz – Instytut Przemysłu Skórzanego, ul. Zgierska 73, 91-462 Łódź, Polska; e-mail: w.serweta@wp.pl

mgr inż. Justyna Wójcik – Sieć Badawcza Łukasiewicz – Instytut Przemysłu Skórzanego, ul. Zgierska 73, 91-462 Łódź, Polska

dr inż. Beata Szałek – Sieć Badawcza Łukasiewicz – Instytut Przemysłu Skórzanego, ul. Zgierska 73, 91-462 Łódź, Polska

received: 05.11.2020
accepted: 13.11.2020

Abstract:

In this paper, authors focused on the water absorption and desorption property for material packages intended to use as footwear uppers. Since the moisture management plays an important role in a field of products quality, the description of this phenomenon might be an important aspect for the examination of the functional qualities of materials. The materials, used in this paper, were tested due to the water absorption and desorption property, however the drying process was held without the external source of energy – in room conditions. It was a simulation of natural drying processes, which are commonly used by footwear users. The research, which was conducted in this paper, provided the classification of materials due to footwear upper applications.

Keywords:

water absorption, water desorption, footwear upper, material packages

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