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A Comparative Study of Physical Properties of Yarns and Fabrics Produced from Fresh and Recycled Fibres
Recycling is the process of producing new products with additional qualities from old materials which are no more in use. Furthermore, the decreasing natural resources forced researchers to produce new synthetic products from waste products using new technologies. This study compares the physical properties of yarns and fabrics produced using blends of fresh and recycled fibres/fabrics of wool, acrylic and polyester; these were used to manufacture fabrics through weaving technique. Physical properties of yarns, i.e. tensile strength, twist per inch of fabrics, i.e. tensile strength, elongation and bending length were measured and statistically analysed. The results showed that the physical properties of recycled yarns and fabrics were comparable to control/fresh yarns and fabrics. The strength of recycled yarns and fabrics was little different than control products. Thus, recycled yarns and fabrics can be used for the production of woollen apparels with suitable properties like smooth texture, appeal, etc.
Fabrics, Physical Properties, Recycling, Yarns.
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