Recycling, LCA, sustainability & circularity

4B1_0183_ DECREASING INTER-FIBER FRICTION WITH LUBRICANTS FOR EFFICIENT MECHANICAL RECYCLING OF TEXTILES

Authors
  • Katarina Lindström
  • Therese Sjöblom
  • Anders Persson
  • Nawar Kadi

Abstract

To decrease the environmental burden of the textile industry and at the same time reduce textile waste, the fibers of discarded textiles can be re-used into new yarns and fabrics. The shortening of fibers during mechanical shredding direct the use of the recovered fibers to low value products. With the use of a lubricant pre-treatment on cotton and polyester fabrics, we decreased the friction during shredding. The reduction in friction was shown with a developed inter-fiber friction test. Further, the pre-treatment was shown to give longer recovered fibers and eliminate melted areas in polyester material.

Keywords: Textile Recycling, Yarn Spinning, Inter-Fiber Friction, Lubricant Treatment, Mechanical Shredding

How to Cite:

Lindström, K. & Sjöblom, T. & Persson, A. & Kadi, N., (2019) “4B1_0183_ DECREASING INTER-FIBER FRICTION WITH LUBRICANTS FOR EFFICIENT MECHANICAL RECYCLING OF TEXTILES”, Proceedings of the 19th World Textile Conference - Autex 2019 , p.6.

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Published on
14 Aug 2019
Peer Reviewed