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Physico-chemical properties of black yak fibre and its modification for blending with jute fibre
- Roy, A. N., Samanta, Kartick K., Patra, K.
- Journal of natural fibers 2019 v.16 no.2 pp. 225-236
- color, friction, jute, mixing, physicochemical properties, polyesters, woven fabrics, yaks, yarns
- Coarse yak fibre remained underutilized due to its higher stiffness, lower co-efficient of friction, and deep black in color. Such fibre was chemically modified to change its color similar to jute fibre. After modification the co-efficient of friction improved to 0.368 from 0.280 in the untreated sample. The improvement in co-efficient of friction and color increased the acceptability of blending of yak fibre with jute fibre. It was possible to blend 75% yak fibre with jute after suitable modification. Jute/yak fibres blended yarns were converted into plain woven fabrics as weft and polyester spun yarn as a warp.