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Solospun : the long staple weavable singles yarn

Prins, Martin, Lamb, Peter and Finn, Niall 2001, Solospun : the long staple weavable singles yarn, in An Odyssey in Fibres and Space : Textile Institute 81st World Conference, [Textile Institute], [London, England], pp. 1-13.

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Title Solospun : the long staple weavable singles yarn
Formatted title SolospunTM : the long staple weavable singles yarn
Author(s) Prins, Martin
Lamb, Peter
Finn, Niall
Conference name Textile Institute World Conference (81st : Melbourne, Vic.)
Conference location Melbourne, Vic.
Conference dates 1-4 April 2001
Title of proceedings An Odyssey in Fibres and Space : Textile Institute 81st World Conference
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2001
Conference series Textile Institute World Conference
Start page 1
End page 13
Publisher [Textile Institute]
Place of publication [London, England]
Summary SolospunTM is a spinning technology which provides the means to produce a singles yarn that can be successfully woven as either warp or weft. The technology is a versatile and cost effective alternative to two-folding, Sirospun or sizing. It offers significant benefits in terms of efficiency and productivity. SolospunTM is a simple, inexpensive, clip-on attachment for the spinning of long staple, weavable singles yarns. The technology is the result of a joint development between CSIRO Textile and Fibre Technology, The Woolmark Company and WRONZ and was commercially released in 1998. It is now successfully operating in worsted mills worldwide. The SolospunTM hardware consists of a pair of rollers held in a bracket, which is clipped onto the front of the pendulum-drafting arm. Each roller is positioned immediately below, and parallel to, each top front draft roller where it interacts with the emerging drafted fibre strand before twist insertion. The roller-fibre interaction subtly changes the structure of the yarn, which dramatically increases its abrasion resistance. This allows Solospun yarns to be woven without twofolding or sizing, providing significant cost savings. Depending on fabric structure, weaving performance is equivalent to that of conventional two-fold yarns. Fabrics woven from SolospunTM yarns are of good quality and appearance. Some aspects, including preferred hand and FAST results, are equal or superior to two-fold yarn fabrics. As with compact and condensed spinning, SolospunTM offers significant reductions in yarn
hairiness. However, Solospun can be simply implemented on existing spinning frames and goes much further by making the singles yarns weavable.
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Language eng
Field of Research 091012 Textile Technology
Socio Economic Objective 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2001, CSIRO
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30020352

Document type: Conference Paper
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