Objective evaluation of the Tencel fabric after fibrillation

C. M. Mak, C. W M Yuen, S. K. Ku, Chi Wai Kan

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The low-stress mechanical properties of Tencel fabric were examined by means of the Kawabata Evaluation System for Fabrics (KES-F) before treatment and after each process of fibrillation, namely (1) desizing, (2) primary fibrillation, (3) enzyme treatment, (4) secondary fibrillation and (5) dehydrating and tumble drying. It was found that the surface, tensile, shearing, bending and compression properties were altered after each processing step. The changes in these properties are related closely to the inter-fibre/inter-yarn frictional force.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-229
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Textile Institute
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jun 2006


  • Fibrillation
  • Hand feel
  • Objective evaluation
  • Tencel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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