Characterization on pore size of honeycomb-patterned micro-porous PET fibers using image processing techniques

Faming Wang, Shanyuan Wang

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This paper presents a method to characterize the pore structure of the fibre surface for the honeycomb-patterned PET fibers, by using a scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and image processing techniques. They consist of linear channel pores (LCP) and ellipse pores (EP) surface pore distribution and micropore numbers varied from each fiber to another, which can make significant differences on the property, of the spun yarns. It is proposed that the fiber should be sufficiently rinsed with clean water before dewatering and setting processes, to eliminate the pore-clogging effect.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66-69
Number of pages4
JournalIndustria Textila
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 21 May 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Ellipse pore
  • Image processing technique
  • Linear channel pore
  • Surface morphology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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