Comparison of Conventional Ring and Compact Yarn Properties with Special Reference to Cotton/Acrylic Blends

(6/7/2010 18:00)

.In this paper, properties of 50/50 cotton/acrylic blend yarn produced on compact and conventional ring spinning frames were compared. Various acrylic fibres namely relaxed, unrelaxed and microfibres were used in the blends and three different yarn counts with various twist factors were produced in a spinning mill. Tenacity, elongation, irregularity and hairiness of yarns were tested and analysed. The results compared statistically. Single jersey knitted fabrics were knitted from each yarn produced and their resistance to pilling were tested based on two different testing methods and compared. In conclusion, the advantages of compact yarns regarding tenacity and hairiness were proved. But, the compact system turned out to be less effective on coarse yarns. The difference in pill-resistance of fabrics is also less remarkable when coarse yarns are used. So, the effect of compact spinning system on yarn quality at different counts and twist has been determined in the case of cotton/acrylic blend yarns. Finally, some conclusions were made for the future uses of these types of yarns.

By: Bülent Özipek (Professor) and İlkin Hoşsoy (M.Sc.) Department of Textile Engineering

Submit Date: 6/7/2010 18:00

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