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dc.contributor.authorHebsiba, G Anita-
dc.contributor.authorThambidurai, S-
dc.description.abstractThe properties of ring- and rotor-spun cotton yarns subjected to combined swelling and stretching in presence and absence of aqueous sodium hydroxide (21%w/w) at pre-determined time intervals have been studied. Yarns stretched in the solution exhibit spectacular changes in their properties. The increment in shrinkage values is found to be more in slack swollen rotor-spun yarns as compared to that in ring-spun yarns. Crystallinity values show a decreasing trend with the increase in swelling time. Yarns stretched in solution show a tremendous increase in packing fraction. Tenacity and elongation values show significant increase with the solution stretch. The values of packing fraction, tenacity and per cent elongation are found to be higher in the case of ring-spun yarns. Scanning electron microscopy proves the swellability and packing of fibres in the yarns.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesInt. Cl.⁸ D06Men_US
dc.sourceIJFTR Vol.32(2) [Sept 2007]en_US
dc.subjectPacking fractionen_US
dc.subjectTensile propertiesen_US
dc.titleTensile properties of cotton yarns after slack swelling and stretching in presence and absence of sodium hydroxideen_US
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