Balancing torque of singles cotton rotor yarns

Xiaoming Tao, Yanmei Liu, Weijie Lu

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This paper reports a recent development of a yarn modification process to produce torque balanced singles spun yarns. Taking advantages of the core-sheath structure of unconventional spun yarns, we have developed a yarn modification process and applied it to singles yarns spun by rotor spinning. Torque free singles yarns have been produced from 100% cotton fibers. The spirality of resultant single jersey knit fabrics has been greatly reduced or, in some cases, completely eliminated. Properties and performance characteristics of both parent and modified yarns as well as their resultant fabrics have been evaluated including the yarn tensile properties, surface properties, handle, air permeability, burst strength, and piling resistance of the fabrics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-46
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Dong Hua University (English Edition)
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics

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