End-uses and limitatins of elastic combination yarns

Schneider, T.
March 2002
Melliand International;Mar2002, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p32
Academic Journal
This article presents and compares diverse different manufacturing processes that are on the market for producing combination yarns. The covering process is probably the oldest method of producing elastic yarns. Even before the introduction of elastanes, covered rubber yarns were manufactured using this process. The second process, the air-jet interlacing mainly competes with the single covering process. If one copmpares covered and air-jet interlaced yarn, covered yarns are shown to have several advantages. These are better coverage of the elastane, better utilization of the elastane component, stability of coverage, more even and smoother fabric surface, lower production costs, shorter throughput times and flexibility. The production of these yarns involves a modified ring spinning process.


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