Jump to Main Content
Measurement of the Needle Heat Generated during the Sewing of Wool and Wool-Nylon Fabrics
- Frederick, Edward B., Zagieboylo, Walter
- Textile research journal 1955 v.25 no.12 pp. 1025-1029
- fabrics, finishes, heat, melting point, nylon, quantitative analysis, sewing, temperature, textile fibers, wool
- A procedure for measuring the temperatures reached by sewing-machine needles during high-speed sewing is presented along with a quantitative evaluation of the effectiveness of several sewing finishes in reducing needle heat. It is shown that the use of sewing finishes on fabrics made of blends of nylon and wool can effectively reduce needle temperatures substantially below the melting point of nylon and thus prevent needle encrustation during production sewing of these fabrics.