New Spinning Technologies: How They Impact the Quality Requirements of Long-Staple Cotton Fibers

(12/31/1999 20:00)

In today-s technology, new spinning techniques have been introduced to meet increasing quality and production demands. This paper deals with various constraints on fiber quality imposed by new technologies. Specifically, it deals with fiber/machine interactions of new spinning technologies including: Compact spinning, Vortex Spinning, and Friction Spinning. Key questions of this paper are as follows: 1. What constitutes fiber quality with respect to a particular spinning system? 2. What is the extent of compensation of fiber quality to a deficiency in the spinning system? 3. How can fiber quality assist in diversifying spinning capabilities? 4. How can the selection of a particular type of fibers result in reduction of manufacturing cost? 5. The role of fiber blending in meeting criteria imposed by new spinning technologies? Answers to these questions are based on a great deal of analytical work performed over the last 10 years in U.S. and European textile mills utilizing wide range of cotton fibers. These fibers came from different areas of the world. Comparative analysis of these fibers will be presented in view of the spinning technology used.

By: Dr. Yehia El Mogahzy, Dr. Ramsis Farag & Dr. Ibrahim ELHawary Auburn University, USA & Alexandria

Submit Date: 12/31/1999 20:00

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