Testing Seams for use in Apparel Designed for Protection Against Steam

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2013-01-01
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Sunder, Indu
Strickfaden, Megan
Crown, Elizabeth
Ackerman, Mark
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International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings
Iowa State University Conferences and Symposia

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While developing apparel with semi-permeable fabric systems that are able to withstand hazards invoked by steam it is critical to examine the seams. Seams are the ubiquitous part of apparel where two or more fabric pieces are joined by stitching, thermal bonding, stapling or adhering (ASTM D7722-11).

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