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Inclusion of recycled PPTA fibre in development of cut-resistant gloves
- Awais, Muhammad, Tausif, Muhammad, Ahmad, Faheem, Jabbar, Abdul, Ahmad, Sheraz
- The journal of the Textile Institute 2015 v.106 no.4 pp. 354-358
- mechanical properties, polyamides, protective clothing, recycled materials, steel, synthetic fibers, yarns
- PPTA is a high-performance fibre with premium mechanical and heat-resistant properties. This study focused on developing cut-resistant gloves from recycled PPTA fibre. The cut resistance of knitted glove, from virgin and recycled PPTA fibre yarn with/without steel core, was evaluated to determine the performance of the glove. The fibre and yarn parameters were studied to understand the underlying factors which aided in premium cut-resistant properties of gloves manufactured from recycled fibres – higher than that of gloves manufactured from virgin PPTA fibres.