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Issue 4 (87) / 2011

Title page       Contents

General problems of the fibre and textile industries

Development of the Polish Textile-Clothing Industry and Cross-Culture Management

Authors: Grandys Ewa, Grandys Andrzej

In the present period of increased global mobility, falling trade barriers and growth in international business, global expansion is a very important factor for most enterprises. more »

full text | Pages 8–13

Role of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in the Enhancement of the Serbian Textile Industry in Times of Crisis

Authors: Urošević Snežana, Stamatović Milan

The current world economic crisis is one of the most destructive in the last century, and as such it has a negative impact on the...   more »

full text | Pages 14–19

Social and Eco-labelling of Textile and Clothing Goods as a Means of Communication and Product Differentiation

Authors: Koszewska Małgorzata

The certification and labelling of ’socially responsible products’ has been clearly attracting more and more interest in recent years. The systems and practical solutions developed in this field aim...   more »

full text | Pages 20–26

Cosmetotextiles: State of Art

Authors: Singh Mukesh Kumar , Varun V. K., Behera B. K.


The main aim of this article is to collect the scattered knowledge of Cosmetotextiles and present it to the world scientific community for scrutiny. Various aspects of Cosmetotextiles...   more »

full text | Pages 27–33

Research and development

Formation of Electrospun PVA Mats on Different Types of Support Materials Using Various Kinds of Grounded Electrodes

Authors: Adomavičiūtė Erika, Stanys Sigitas


In this study nanofibres from poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) polymers solutions were collected on different types of support material by the electrospinning method (NanospiderTM). During the electrospinning process, the...   more »

full text | Pages 34–40

Mechanical Properties of PA 6 Fibres Modified with Copolyamides and Nanoclays

Authors: Kristofič Michal, Ujhelyiová Anna, Vassová Iveta, Michlík Peter, Brejka Ondrej, Ryba Jozef

This contribution deals with the preparation of concentrates consisting of copolyamides from ε-caprolactam and nylon salts prepared from adipic acid and 1-(2-aminoethyl) piperazine, and from adipic acid and diethylenetriamine, as...   more »

full text | Pages 41–45

Application of Electrospinning for Vascular Prothesis Design – Preliminary Results

Authors: Mazalevska Olga, Struszczyk Marcin H., Chrzanowski Michał, Krucińska Izabella

One of the novel technologies for vascular prosthesis design is melt electrospinning. The  solvent–free approach allows to model electrospinning without the complications associated with solvent evaporation or...   more »

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Comparison of the Rates of Polypropylene Fibre Degradation Caused by Artificial Light and Sunlight

Authors: Schmidt Hubert, Witkowska Beata, Kamińska Irena, Twarowska-Schmidt Krystyna, Wierus Krystyna, Puchowicz Dorota

The rates of degradation of two types of polypropylene (PP) fibres caused by sunlight and xenon tube light were assessed. Changes in the tensile strength and...   more »

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Analysis of the Influence of Process Parameters on the Mechanical Properties of Carbon Core Friction Spun Hybrid Yarns for Composites

Authors: Hasan Mir Mohammad Badrul, Cherif Chokri

 Textile-reinforced composites are a leading trend in lightweight structure design. The demand for additional function integration in lightweight structures using multi-material design is growing rapidly....   more »

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Influence of the Elimination of Drawing Frames on Rotor Yarn Quality Parameters

Authors: Idzik Marek

 The technological process of yarn production is long and complicated, therefore costly. Modern spinning systems tend to shorten this process by assembling machines in technological lines or by...   more »

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Modelling of the Parameters of Air-Flow in Pneumatic Nozzles for Linking Staple and Filament Yarns. Part II. Results of the Average Speeds and Asymmetry of the Air Stream Flowing Out of the Nozzle

Authors: Dopierała Halina, Radom Czesław, Swaczyna Paweł, Zawadzki Leszek

 This article presents the results and analysis of the values of the average speeds of the air stream at the outlet planes of the interlacing duct of nozzles for the...   more »

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Effect of Velocity of the Structure-Dependent Tension Wave Propagation on Ballistic Performance of Aramid Woven Fabricslication

Authors: Stempień Zbigniew

One of the elements defining the effectiveness of soft ballistic protection is the geometric structure of the fabric. In previous research works it was proven that the geometric...   more »

full text | Pages 74–80

Optimisation of the Knitting Process on Warp-Knitting Machines in the Aspect of the Feeding Zone Geometry

Authors: Mikołajczyk Zbigniew

An analysis of the structure of warp-knitting machines shows a great variety of the parameters of the knitting zone geometry, rigidity and attenuation of the tension...   more »

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Evaluation of Bending Modulus of Needle-Punched Fabrics Using Two Simply Supported Beam Method

Authors: Ghane Mohammad, Saghafi R., Zarrebini Mohammad, Semnani Dariush

 In this work the effect of needle-punching parameters, such as the punch-density and depth of needle penetration on the bending properties of polypropylene needled fabrics was investigated. Four...   more »

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Analysis of High-Frequency Artificial Leather Welding as a Function of Seam Quality

Authors: Ujević Darko, Kovačević Stana, Horvat-Varga Sanja


The basic properties of the high-frequency welding of garment pieces are presented. The impact of artificial leather properties on the quality and strength of high-frequency welding more »

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Weave Factor for Seam Slippage Prediction of Unbalance Fabrics

Authors: Malčiauskiene Edita, Milašius Algirdas, Milašius Rimvydas

In this article the seam slippage characteristics of unbalanced weave fabrics are analysed. The slippage resistance of yarns at a seam in woven fabrics is a...   more »

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Model for Predicting the Effect of an Air Gap on the Heat Transfer of a Clothed Human Body

Authors: Zhang Zhao-Hua, Zhang Zhao-Hua, Wang Yun-yi, Li Jun, Li Jun

 Considering a clothing system consists of the human body, an air gap layer under the clothing as well as a fabric layer and boundary layer adjacent to the fabric, heat...   more »

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Sensory Study of Knitted Fabrics That Have Gone Through Washing Cycles with Domestic Softener. Part II: Influence of Ageing During the Washing Cycle and the Use of Fabric Softener on Sensory Properties

Authors: Agarwal Gaurav, Agarwal Gaurav, Koehl Ludovic, Koehl Ludovic, Perwuelz Anne, Perwuelz Anne

This study involved the sensory evaluation of knitted textiles which had gone through different domestic laundering treatments, with respect to whether the sensory attributes or a...   more »

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Application of Polyaniline for the Modification of Polylactide Fibres

Authors: Połowiński Stefan, Szumilewicz Joanna, Stawski Dawid

Polyaniline was deposited on a polylactide nonwoven by the in situ method in the form of emeraldine salt (Green Protonated Emeraldine), i.e. by oxidative polymerisation on...   more »

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New Method for the Antibacterial and Antifungal Modification of Silver Finished Textiles

Authors: Filipowska Barbara, Rybicki Edward, Walawska Anetta, Matyjas-Zgondek Edyta

In order to give antimicrobial properties to textiles, silver is more and more often used because of its wide spectrum of activity. Silver can be incorporated...   more »

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Evaluation of Berberine Chloride as a New Antibacterial Agent Against Gram-Positive Bacteria for Medical Textiles

Authors: Sarkar Ajoy K., Appidi Subhash

Berberine, an isoquinoline alkaloid, is reported to possess excellent antibacterial properties. Berberine is found in the roots of Coptis chinensis and the stems of phellodendron. In...   more »

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Comparative Analysis of the Standard and Pre-wet Sizing Process

Authors: Gudlin Schwarz Ivana, Kovačević Stana, Dimitrovski Krste

The aim of this paper is to show, using comparative analysis, all the differences, as well as existing advantages and disadvantages of two different sizing procedures....   more »

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Elemental Chlorine-Free Delignification of Kraft Pulp Produced from Halfa (Stipa tenacissima)

Authors: Bouiri Baya, Amrani Moussa

Halfa, also known as Stipa tenacissima, is grown in North Africa and south Spain. Due to its short fibre length, paper from halfa retains its bulk...   more »

full text | Pages 142–147

General Information


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e-mail: infor@lit.lukasiewicz.gov.pl

FIBRES & TEXTILES in Eastern Europe 19/27 M. Skłodowskiej-Curie Str., 90-570 Łódź, Poland e-mail: infor@lit.lukasiewicz.gov.pl; ftee@lit.lukasiewicz.gov.pl

Editor-in-Chief Dariusz Wawro, Head of Editorial Office Janusz Kazimierczak, Text Editor Geoffrey Large, Assistant Editor Anna WahlProduction Łukasiewicz-ŁIT