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Investigation of the influence of effect-yarn draw and effect-yarn overfeed on texturing performance: comparison between air-jet and steam-jet textured yarn

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dc.contributor.author Wickramasinghe, GLD
dc.contributor.author Foster, PW
dc.date.accessioned 2019-03-08T21:03:55Z
dc.date.available 2019-03-08T21:03:55Z
dc.identifier.uri http://dl.lib.mrt.ac.lk/handle/123/14032
dc.description.abstract The objective of this research work was to investigate the use of steam as a substitute fluid for air in spun-like textured yarn manufacturing. The new substitute product holds the potential for competitive advantage, lower manufacturing costs and streamlined manufacturing capabilities. Generally high-pressure steam is known to be cheaper to produce than compressed air. An existing air-jet texturing machine was modified to supply either air or steam to the texturing nozzle. Using an identical nozzle, both air-jet and steam-jet textured yarns were manufactured. The influence of effect-yarn parameters on the steam-jet texturing performance has been studied. Furthermore, steam-jet texturing was compared with air-jet texturing in terms of the processing parameters and the textured yarn properties. The results show that spun-like textured yarn manufactured using steam has lower loop instability, lower loop density and higher tensile properties than air at comparable fluid pressures. SEM image analysis shows that the entangled structure of the steam-jet textured yarns is comparable to the air-jet textured yarns. To verify the commercial feasibility of the new product, sewing threads were manufactured using both steam-jet and air-jet textured yarns and tested for sewability under commercial specifications. Sewability results indicated that the steam-jet textured sewing threads can withstand sewing at high-speeds like air-jet textured threads and are therefore suitable for manufacture of sewing threads. Therefore, it can be concluded that steam can be used as an alternative fluid for air in making spun-like textured yarns en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.uri http://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s40691-014-0005-6 en_US
dc.subject Air-jet texturing; Steam-jet texturing; Spun-like textured yarn; Effect-yarn overfeed; Effect-yarn draw; Sewing threads en_US
dc.title Investigation of the influence of effect-yarn draw and effect-yarn overfeed on texturing performance: comparison between air-jet and steam-jet textured yarn en_US
dc.type Article-Abstract en_US
dc.identifier.year 2014 en_US
dc.identifier.journal Fashion and Textiles en_US
dc.identifier.issue no. 05 en_US
dc.identifier.volume vol. 1 en_US
dc.identifier.pgnos pp. 1 - 16 en_US
dc.identifier.email dharmasri@uom.lk en_US


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