Torque-Balanced Singles Knitting Yarns Spun by Unconventional Systems Part II: Cotton Friction Spun DREF III Yarn

Y. M. Lau, Xiaoming Tao

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This paper is concerned with the application of a modification process to cotton friction spun singles yarns. The experimental results show that the yarn modification process can effectively reduce or eliminate residual torque in dref-III singles yarns as well as fabric spirality in plain knitted structures. The properties and performance characteristics of yarns and fabrics are evaluated, including hairiness, diameter, evenness, tensile properties, and twist liveliness of the yarns, and thickness, weight, air permeability, thermal conductivity, bursting strength, and pilling resistance of the fabrics. The effects of yarn production parameters, relaxation, and modification processes are also discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)815-828
Number of pages14
JournalTextile Research Journal
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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