Polymeric fibres are oriented semi-crystalline structures in which the macromolecules are rarely in their equilibrium state during the manufacturing process. Further instabilities are imparted when fibres are converted to yarns, and yarns to fabrics. Heat setting is an important industrial process, since it rids them of their instabilities. This study addresses the aspects that are relevant to the broad area of heat setting.
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|Published - 1 Feb 2007
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Chemistry (miscellaneous)
- Business and International Management
- General Business,Management and Accounting
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering