Testing Fabric For Heat Retainability
Robin Parlow, Steffan Jones
Point Grey
Floor Location : 1619

We tested the ability of rayon, wool, cotton, and polyester to retain heat. We hypothesised that polyester would retain the most heat, then rayon or cotton, then wool. We confined hot water with these fabrics and measured the decrease in heat over time. Our results showed that cotton retained the most heat, polyester and rayon were about the same and retained the second most heat, and wool retained the least heat.