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A study on wicking in natural staple yarns

Li, Q, Wang, JJ and Hurren, Christopher 2017, A study on wicking in natural staple yarns, Journal of natural fibers, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 400-409, doi: 10.1080/15440478.2016.1212763.

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Title A study on wicking in natural staple yarns
Author(s) Li, Q
Wang, JJ
Hurren, Christopher
Journal name Journal of natural fibers
Volume number 14
Issue number 3
Start page 400
End page 409
Total pages 10
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication Abingdon, Eng.
Publication date 2017
ISSN 1544-0478
1544-046X
Summary In this study, natural staple yarns of cotton and wool were investigated for wicking properties. Fibre packing density reflected by yarn wicking rates was measured in ply cotton yarns. It was seen that with the samples measured in this work, both twist level and number of ply in a yarn can affect yarn wicking behavior. When twist and yarn count remained unchanged, wool yarns with different fibre diameters were measured for wicking rates and the best wicking was found on the yarn with the coarsest fibre diameter. Comparison was made in this work on the treatment methods, and on both synthetic continuous filament yarns and the natural staple yarns. While prewash treatment could improve yarn wicking by changing fibre surface condition, plasma treatment was a more effective way in increasing yarn wicking rate for both filament yarns and staple yarns.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/15440478.2016.1212763
Field of Research 091012 Textile Technology
0908 Food Sciences
Socio Economic Objective 860403 Natural Fibres
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30090644

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