INVESTIGATION OF SHORT FIBERS FORMATION ON A CIRCULAR KNITTING MACHINE USING COTTON AS RAW MATERIAL
Keywords:cotton, knitting, tension, yarn.
When providing care, to protect a part of the human body against resins and plasters for certain time, it is necessary to use a circular knitted band in cotton as a raw material. The generating of Cotton fiber fly throughout the knitting process is due to interactions of frictional surfaces with the hairiness of ring spun yarn. During the manufacture short fibers are formed in the machine device, this problem is more important with the use of cotton yarns. In this research paper, the short fibers formation on circular knitting machines from spun yarns such as cotton is investigated. The knitting conditions consist of; yarn tension, yarn feeding speed and the angle contact of the yarn with guides and needles. The results obtained illustrate the effect of yarn tension on the short fibers deposit caused by the combination of yarn friction with the knitting elements.
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