The serviceability of cotton sheetings as indicated by measurements of abrasion resistance

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Judieth Elizabeth Mock (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 effect of the fiber properties, staple length, and strength, on abrasion resistance; and to compare three methods of measuring abrasion resistance as an indication of their value in predicting wearing quality. Data were collected from two methods of testing abrasion resistance used in the Southern Regional Textile Project SM-18, the flexing and abrasion method using the Stoll Weartester, and the strength difference method using the Taber Abraser. Abrasion resistance measurements were made using the occurrence of yarn breakdown method with the Taber Abraser. The sample of this study consisted of the experimental sheetings used at the North Carolina station in the regional project. The sheetings were classified into four fiber property groups. They were divided into two treatment groups; use and laundering, and laundering only. Measurements were made prior to treatment, and after five, and fifteen launderings for each treatment group.

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Language: English
Date: 1965

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