Reliability Assessment of Developed Cotton Picking Bag for Male

Publication Date : 08/02/2016

Author(s) :

Dr. N.Yadav , Dr. N. Arya.

Volume/Issue :
Volume 2
Issue 2
(02 - 2016)

Abstract :

A study was conducted for reliability assessment and testing of developed Pick bag for cotton picking using different fabrics for male. Developed cot/pick bag in different materials were given to cotton picker workers at Cotton Research Farm CCS HAU, Hisar, Cotton Research Station, Sirsa and Cotton fields of Fatehabad district for further testing. Suitability of fabrics was done through personal interview keeping in mind the various factors included appeal, texture, durability, comfort, absorption, pilling, slippage seam and easy to put on. Tericot white fabric (50:50) was found most preferred fabric followed by gray cotton. Another tricot fabric (70:30) with soft texture was found somewhat suitable. Polyester fabric with thick texture was not found suitable due to synthetic feel and was uncomfortable in use. Malasia fabric was found somewhat suitable due to less durability and slippage of seam. Another polyester fabric with thin texture was rejected being non capable of bearing required weight of cotton, pilling problem, seam slippage, difficult to tie knots, open pods get entangled in the material. After testing in the fields and reliability assessment, Cot bag was improved by constructing with french seam and double stitch line to make it more durable. Size of the cot bag was found appropriate in most of the cases except oversize and under size persons.

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