The performance of selected cotton sheetings as indicated by three methods of abrasion resistance

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Peggy Quinn Creech (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Pauline Keeney

Abstract: The objectives of the study were to determine the influence of the cotton fiber properties, staple length and strength, on abrasion resistance; to determine the effect that laundering only and use and laundering had on abrasion resistance of sheetings and to compare three methods of measuring abrasion resistance as an indication of the value of each method in predicting fabric performance. As a study related to the Southern Regional Textile Project SM-18, data were collected from two methods of testing abrasion resistance which were used in the project: the Stoll Weartester flexing and abrasion method, and the Taber Abraser strength difference method. The Taber Abraser yarn breakdown method was employed to obtain abrasion resistance measurements for this study. Test specimens for this study consisted of cotton sheetings which underwent experimental treatment at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro as specified in the regional project. The sheetings, which were classified into four fiber property groups, were divided into two treatment groups, (1) used and laundered and (2) laundered only. Measurements were made by the three test methods prior to treatment and following completion of thirty and sixty treatment intervals.

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Language: English
Date: 1968

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