Compressional resilience of selected carpeting

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Mary Jane Britton Kline (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Pauline Keeney

Abstract: The objectives of the study were to determine whether differences exist in the compressional resilience of plush out carpeting of wool, acrylic and nylon fibers of high and low pile heights under Immediate and extended recovery periods. Samples to be tested were coded to indicate the carpets of each fiber type and pile height. Five samples of each fiber type of high pile height and five samples of each fiber type of low pile height served as replicates of the fiber. Samples were conditioned at 70 ± 2 degrees Fahrenheit and 65 ± 2 per cent relative humidity prior to and during the collection of data. The C & R Tester was used to determine original thickness, compressed thickness, and thickness under three recovery periods. Compressional resilience was determined from these measurements of the pile height under different conditions of compression.

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Language: English
Date: 1969

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