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The hairiness of worsted wool and cashmere yarns and the impact of fiber curvature on hairiness

Wang, Xungai, Chang, Lingli and McGregor, Bruce 2006, The hairiness of worsted wool and cashmere yarns and the impact of fiber curvature on hairiness, Textile research journal, vol. 76, no. 4, pp. 281-287.

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Title The hairiness of worsted wool and cashmere yarns and the impact of fiber curvature on hairiness
Author(s) Wang, Xungai
Chang, Lingli
McGregor, Bruce
Journal name Textile research journal
Volume number 76
Issue number 4
Start page 281
End page 287
Publisher Sage
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Publication date 2006
ISSN 0040-5175
1746-7748
Keyword(s) yarn hairiness
fiber curvature
wool
cashmere
worsted yarns
Summary In this study, a range of carefully selected wool and cashmere yarns as well as their blends were used to examine the effects of fiber curvature and blend ratio on yarn hairiness. The results indicate that yarns spun from wool fibers with a higher curvature have lower yarn hairiness than yarns spun from similar wool of a lower curvature. For blend yarns made from wool and cashmere of similar diameter, yarn hairiness increases with the increase in the cashmere content in the yarn. This is probably due to the presence of increased proportion of the shorter cashmere fibers in the surface regions of the yarn, leading to increased yarn hairiness. A modified hairiness composition model is used to explain these results and the likely origin of leading and trailing hairs. This model highlights the importance of yarn surface composition on yarn hairiness.
Notes The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Textile Research Journal, 76/4, 2006, © 2006 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
Socio Economic Objective 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2006, SAGE Publications
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30003648

Document type: Journal Article
Collections: Centre for Material and Fibre Innovation
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