Engin Akçagün

Engin Akçagün
Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University · Clothing Production Technology

PhD

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February 2010 - present
Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)

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The purpose of this study is to analyze the use of Porter’s generic strategies in successful apparel companies and develop strategy proposals for Turkish apparel companies to create an advantage in international markets. A survey has been developed through the sources in literature to gather data in line with this purpose and competitive strategies...
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Businesses apply different techniques to keep pace with the incremental competition conditions and changing consumer demands. Lean manufacturing is one of the most effective techniques, which is a systematic approach to identifying and eliminating waste through continuous improvement by flowing the product. The implementation of lean manufacturing...
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In recent years, wet (washing, bleaching, etc.) and dry (abrasive, laser shaping, rodeo, etc.) operations applied on fashion denim products have become an important factor to increase the added value. However, these wet and dry processes applied to the denim products may have adverse effects on the strength of the fabric and other supplementary mat...
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This article experimentally investigates various physical properties of special fire retardant sewing threads under different sewing speeds. The aramid threads are common for sewing the fire-fighter clothing due to high strength and high melting temperature. 3 types of aramid threads with different linear densities are used for sewing at different...
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T he essence of strategy formulation is coping with competition. Yet it is easy to view competition too narrowly and too pessimistically. Competition in industry is rooted in its underlying economics and existing competitive forces that go well beyond the established combatants in a particular industry. Customers, suppliers, potential entrants and...
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Background Compression socks are highly recommended textile garments for the exertion of compression pressure (kPa) at the ankle. They work on the principle of the highest pressure at the ankle gradually decreasing from the ankle to the calf. Aim The aim of the current research is to analyze all of the compression sock samples (Class I, Class II,...
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Men’s jacket is a garment made by combining fabrics, interlining and lining materials. These materials have their own thermal comfort features. In this work, the thermal comfort properties of the materials forming the jacket are investigated as mono layer and multilayer. The materials were tested as a single layer in first configuration. Then inter...
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This experimental work is an effort to seek the possibility of improvement in thermal protective performance of firefighter protective clothing at different levels of heat flux density. Improvement in thermal protective performance means enhancement in the time of exposure against the heat flux, which will provide extra time to firefighters to perf...
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This article focuses our attention on utility of silica based aerogel as insulation materials in protective clothing especially for fire fighters at higher temperature. In past, aerogels were employed for insulation of buildings, aeronautics and aerospace applications. Later on, researchers determined the utility of aerogels as insulated substrate...
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The most important parameters characterizing thermal comfort of special garments are thermal resistance and water vapor permeability. Contrary to common textiles, protective garments are often used in wet state, which affects their comfort properties. However, current measuring instruments mostly do not enable reliable measurement of wet fabrics. I...
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Men’s jacket is a garment made by combining fabrics, interlining and lining materials. These materials have their own thermal comfort features. In this work, the thermal comfort properties of the materials forming the jacket are investigated as mono layer and multilayer. The materials were tested as a single layer in first configuration. Then inter...
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Model changeover time has been the main element of efficiency in clothing industry. In a production line sewing different product models causes to model changeover where time wastes like adjustment of machine, layout change, method education occurs. Changes in this elements cause to decline in efficiency. This study is performed using real data col...
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This study aims implement lean manufacturing techniques and to model and simulate current and future state of cuff production line of men's shirt to provide reduction in cycle time and increase in output quantity. To do this firstly the current state of the cuff production line was analysed within the scope of the study. Then current and future sta...
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In this study, three different woolen fabric samples having the same weight, composition and different thickness values have been investigated in terms of thermal comfort properties. Firstly, porosity of the fabrics has been calculated by using the warp/weft yarn counts and density values according to the theoretical model with cover factor. Then,...
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The concept of fast fashion, forcing the textile and apparel markets to produce new products constantly, also intertwined business and private life have been raised the expectations of consumers from a clothing. Now consumers are asking for clothes both comfortable and suitable for any environment. This condition has caused the denim products, call...
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In this study, a heavy weighted wool fabric was fused by five different types of interlinings. Sewing process was carried out at a constant speed. During the sewing process, the heating rate of the needle was measured. The effects of various interlining types fused to woolen fabric onto the needle heating were investigated. INTRODUCTION Sewing need...
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Besides durability, design and fashionable, also, today fabric handling and comfort of a cloth are becoming into prominence. In general, consumers prefer a ready-made product by looking its softness-stiffness, hand, glossiness, and drape in other words its comfort properties. Nowadays, denim fabric has been gained a great importance considering its...
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The acceptability of a textile fabric largely depends on the comfort properties which involve thermal properties, air permeability and water vapor permeability etc. In this study, the effects of interlining on the air permeability, thermal conductivity, and crease recovery angle properties of wool fabrics were investigated. As fabric, four differen...
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Lean manufacturing is a conceptual framework based on a few established principles and techniques and a systematic approach to identifying and eliminating waste through continuous improvement by flowing the product. The implementation of Lean Manufacturing starts with the development of Value Stream Maps. A value stream mapping is a pencil and pape...
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Companies who want to attain a competitive structure should analyze the existing situation and should have a structure that can respond quickly to fast-changing customer demands. One of the tools used to achieve this goal is value stream mapping method. Value stream mapping is a powerful tool that can show material and information flow on a single...
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Global Apparel Industry became a consumer-driven industry by developing social communication technologies. So companies have to response to customers' demands to compete on the global area. To gain sustaining competitive advantage sample production processes have to be quickly and effectively. The aim of this study to analyze the sample production...
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Besides durability, design and fashionable, also, today fabric handling and comfort of a cloth are becoming into prominence. In general, consumers prefer a ready-made product by looking its softness-stiffness, hand, glossiness, and drape in other words its comfort properties. Fabric stiffness is one of the most widely used parameter to judge bendin...

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