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Evaluating the softness of animal fibers

Liu, Xin, Wang, Lijing and Wang, Xungai 2004, Evaluating the softness of animal fibers, Textile research journal, vol. 74, no. 6, pp. 535-538.

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Title Evaluating the softness of animal fibers
Author(s) Liu, Xin
Wang, Lijing
Wang, Xungai
Journal name Textile research journal
Volume number 74
Issue number 6
Start page 535
End page 538
Publisher Sage
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Publication date 2004
ISSN 0040-5175
1746-7748
Summary Softness is an important property of textile fibers, and animal fibers in particular. At present, there is no reliable method for objectively evaluating fiber softness. This paper examines a simple technique of such evaluations by pulling a bundle of parallel fibers through a series of pins. Softer fibers with lower bending rigidities and smoother surfaces should have lower pulling forces. Alpaca and wool fibers are used in this study to validate this technique, and the results suggest that pulling force measurements can reflect differences in fiber softness.
Notes The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Textile research journal, Vol 74, Issue Number 6, 2004, © SAGE Publications Ltd, 2004 by SAGE Publications Ltd at the Textile research journal page: http://trj.sagepub.com/ on SAGE Journals Online: http://online.sagepub.com/
Language eng
Field of Research 091012 Textile Technology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2004, SAGE Publications
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30002572

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