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EFFECT OF TM AND LOOP LENGTH ON DRAPE CO-EFFICIENT OF SINGLE JERSEY KNITTED FABRICS
Shivaraj R. Kulkarni
Assistant Director Department of Textiles, Govt. of Karnataka
S. N. Ramesh
Associate Professor, BIE, Davanagere
S. Shaheeda Banu
Faculty, Dept of Management Studies, RYMEC, Bellary
These are the days twist plays vital role in the hosiery yarn. The end applications of the knitted fabric are mainly depend upon the TM of Yarn. In this Research work cotton yarn and polyester cotton Blended (65%+35+) yarn used spun with same count of 30 Ne produced on Ring and compact spinning machines. Three TM levees are selected 3.32, 3.66, 3.94, to produce yarn on both spinning system.
Three different loop lengths like, 0.27, 0.30 and 0.33 are selected produce single jersey plain knitted fabrics. Gamut of properties are studied with respect to geometrical and drape co-efficient of fabrics. The samples are washed for five cycles.
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