4B1_0183_ DECREASING INTER-FIBER FRICTION WITH LUBRICANTS FOR EFFICIENT MECHANICAL RECYCLING OF TEXTILES
- Katarina Lindström
- Therese Sjöblom
- Anders Persson
- Nawar Kadi
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 , 6.