Effect of Yarn Characteristics on the Needle Contamination during Knitting Process

  • Koo, Young-Seok (Department of Clothing & Textiles, Pusan National University)
  • Received : 2010.02.03
  • Accepted : 2010.03.22
  • Published : 2010.03.27


Needle contamination was investigated using a test rig simulated the knitting points in the knitting machine in relation with the characteristics of knitting yarn such as yarn type and moisture contents. When used open-end yarn compared with combed and carded ring-spun yarns, the needle contamination was significantly increased because of the higher friction between yarn and needle by the fly and other impurities. Also Lower moisture content of the yarns aggravated the needle contamination. In addition knitting yarn breakage was substantially influenced by the higher needle contamination.


Supported by : Pusan National University


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