A study on dehairing Australian greasy cashmere

Wang, Lijing, Singh, Avtar and Wang, Xungai 2008, A study on dehairing Australian greasy cashmere, Fibers and polymers, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 509-514.

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Title A study on dehairing Australian greasy cashmere
Author(s) Wang, Lijing
Singh, Avtar
Wang, Xungai
Journal name Fibers and polymers
Volume number 9
Issue number 4
Start page 509
End page 514
Total pages 6
Publisher Korean Fiber Society
Place of publication Seoul, Korea
Publication date 2008-08
ISSN 1229-9197
1875-0052
Keyword(s) cashmere
dehairing
scouring
greasy wool
fibre science
Summary Cashmere is a luxury fiber with high international demand. Australian cashmere fleece is shorn rather than hand combed, and the shorn fleece contains a large quantity of coarse guard hair. Normally raw cashmere fleece is scoured first, followed by dehairing to eliminate the coarse guard hair. But scouring the unwanted guard hair consumes a large quantity of water, and increases the cost of cashmere processing in Australia. Ideally, the guard hair should be removed first and then the fine cashmere fibers are scoured for further processing. This paper reports trial results on dehairing greasy rather than scoured Australian cashmere fleece, with the aim of reducing scouring cost and water consumption. The quality of cashmere fibers after the conventional dehairing process and the new greasy dehairing process has been assessed. The results indicate that fiber quality from the greasy dehairing process is better than that from conventional scouring then dehairing process.
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 ©2008, Korean Fiber Society
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30017243

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