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The Measurement of the Drag of Cotton Fibers
- Mereness, H.A.
- Textile research journal 1955 v.25 no.4 pp. 363-372
- carding, fabrics, friction, lint cotton, textile fibers, yarns
- The drag of cotton fibers has been determined in card-sliver form, using the card- sliver stress-envelope method, and as a sliver made by hand carding using the hand- sliver IP method. In general, for the 12 cottons studied, there was a significant correlation between fiber drag data obtained using both methods and skein-strength data obtained from yarns made from these cottons. There were, however, a few notable exceptions. Fiber drag data was found to correlate poorly with interfiber friction data obtained using the Hood Tester, a dynamic method. The procedures used for evaluating the various cotton fiber drag methods are de scribed in detail.