Reducing yarn hairiness with a modified yarn path in worsted ring spinning

Wang, Xungai and Chang, Lingli 2003, Reducing yarn hairiness with a modified yarn path in worsted ring spinning, Textile research journal, vol. 73, no. 4, pp. 327-332.

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Title Reducing yarn hairiness with a modified yarn path in worsted ring spinning
Author(s) Wang, Xungai
Chang, Lingli
Journal name Textile research journal
Volume number 73
Issue number 4
Start page 327
End page 332
Publisher Sage
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Publication date 2003
ISSN 0040-5175
1746-7748
Keyword(s) fibre science
Summary The spinning geometry of a ring frame plays an important role, and the twist triangle is the critical region in ring spinning. Changes in the spinning geometry may affect yarn properties. This paper examines the idea of ring spinning with a "diagonal" yarn path, and the effect of such a path on yam properties, particularly hairiness. Both "left diagonal" and "right diagonal" yam arrangements are tried on a 24-spindle Cognetex FLC worsted ring frame. The hairiness results obtained from the Zweigle hairiness meter show that the right diagonal yam path produces yams of lower hairiness than the conventional ring spun yarn in almost all the hair length groups. Yam evenness and tenacity are not as sensitive to the change in yarn path. The mean spindle speed at break is also tested, and there is some deterioration in spinning efficiency with the right diagonal yarn path, particularly at higher spinning speeds. Results from this study may help explain variations in yarns spun on poorly aligned ring frames.
Language eng
Field of Research 091012 Textile Technology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2003 by SAGE Publications
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30001942

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Engineering and Technology
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