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Title: The mechanism of the air-jet texturing: the role of wetting, spin finish and friction in forming and fixing loops
Authors: Acar, Memis
Bilgin, Sule
Versteeg, Henk K.
Dani, N.
Oxenham, W.
Keywords: Air-jet texturing
Yarn wetting
Interfilament friction
Loop formation and fixation
Spin finish
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: © Sage
Citation: ACAR, M. ...et al., 2006. The mechanism of the air-jet texturing: the role of wetting, spin finish and friction in forming and fixing loops. Textile Research Journal, 76(2), pp. 116-125.
Abstract: A comprehensive review of the roles played by the airflow, wetting and spin finish on the air-jet texturing process is given. An experimental investigation of the air-jet texturing process using residual spin finish, yarn-to-yarn static and kinetic friction, filament strength, filament diameter, and on-line tension measurements and high-speed cine-photography is reported. Filament yarn motion in different regions of the texturing nozzle during dry and wet texturing is analysed. It is found that water acts as lubricant to reduce friction between the filaments in the wet texturing process as the filament yarn travels through the nozzle enabling easier relative motion of the filaments resulting in enhanced entanglement. Wet texturing also reduces spin finish on the yarn surface, which in turn, causes an increase in static friction between the filaments of the textured yarn resulting in better fixing of the loops and consequently superior yarns.
Description: This paper was accepted for publication in the journal Textile Research Journal and the definitive published version is available at:http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0040517506062614
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1177/0040517506062614
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/19350
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0040517506062614
ISSN: 0040-5175
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