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Issue 1 (97) / 2013

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General problems of the fibre and textile industries

Factors Affecting Consumers’ Behavioural Intention Towards Apparel Stores: A Test of the Mediating Role of Brand Satisfaction

Authors: Turhan Gülden, Özbek Ahmet

The research studied the factors that affect consumers’ behavioural intention towards apparel stores. Three different aspects of behavioural intention were examined: consumers’ purchase intention (PI), willingness to pay more (WPAY), and brand recommendation (RECM). Specifically the...   more »

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Comparative Advantage of Textiles and Clothing: Evidence for Bangladesh, China, Germany and Turkey

Authors: Karaalp-Orhan Hacer Simay, Yilmaz Nazire Deniz

In this study, the comparative advantage of four countries in the world: Bangladesh, China, Germany and Turkey is analysed with respect to the US and the EU-15 textiles and clothing markets by employing Balassa’s revealed comparative...   more »

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Research and development

Structure, Thermal and Mechanical Properties of PP/Organoclay Composite Fibres

Authors: Marcinčin Anton, Marcinčin Konštantin, Hricová Marcela, Ujhelyiová Anna, Janicki Jarosław, Ślusarczyk Czesław

In this paper, the effect of the uniaxial deformation of PP/organoclay composite fibers in spinning and drawing on their supermolecular structure as well as thermal and mechanical properties is presented. Commercial organoclays Cloisite C15A and Cloisite...   more »

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Preparation and Characterisation of PSA/CNT/TiO2 Nano Composites and Fibres

Authors: Xin Binjie, Chen Zhuoming, Wu Xiangji

Polysulfonamide/carbon nanotubes/titanium dioxide (PSA/CNT/TiO2) nano composite spinning solutions with different CNT/TiO2 contents were prepared using the physical blending method. The corresponding fibers were extruded through a set of wet spinning unit, and composite membranes were prepared...   more »

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Theoretical Profile of Ring-Spun Slub Yarn and its Experimental Validation

Authors: Ma Chong-Qi, Zhou Bao-Ming, Liu Yong, Hu Chuan-Sheng

A mathematical model for the yarn count of ring-spun slub yarn was established to predict the yarn profile based on process parameters such as the fibre length, the velocities of rollers and the time of over-feeding....   more »

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Effects of the Horizontal offset of the Ring Spinning Triangle on Yarn

Authors: Liu Xinjin, Su Xuzhong, Wu Tingting

The spinning triangle is a critical region in the spinning process of yarn. Its geometry influences the distribution of fibre tension in the spinning triangle and, thus, affects the properties of spun yarns. Therefore, taking appropriate...   more »

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Numerical Investigations Application for Assessment of the Influence of the Spinning Zone Geometry of a Ring Spinning Machine on the Dynamics of Yarn in the Manufacturing Process

Authors: Przybył Krystyna, Jańczyk Ryszard, Kluka Andrzej, Kossowski Zbigniew

Results of simulation investigations of the influence of changes in the spinning zone geometry of a ring spinning machine on the tension and quality of the yarn manufactured are presented in this study. Changes in the...   more »

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Effect of Surface Treatment on the Wear of Spindle-Neck Coating with a Collapse Balloon Crown

Authors: Płonka Stanisław

The paper presents test results of the effect of the surface treatment type on the wear of spindle-neck coating with a collapse balloon crown of ring spinning frames within industrial conditions of mating with yarn. The...   more »

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Influence of Structural Changes in Cotton Blend Fabrics on Their Mobility

Authors: Masteikaite Vitalija, Sacevičienė Virginija, Audzevičiūtė-Liutkienė Inga

This paper reports on the effects of some wet treatments such as fading and cyclical home laundering on the structural changes of woven cotton blend fabrics and how these changes affected their deformation characteristics. Fabrics were...   more »

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Impact of Cellulose Materials Finishing on Heat and Water Vapour Resistance

Authors: Salopek Čubrić Ivana, Skenderi Zenun

The paper explores the impact of finishing on heat and water vapour transfer through knitted materials made from cotton, viscose, modal and lyocel. Tests were performed on raw samples, samples finished in accordance with a commercial...   more »

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Effective Water Vapour Permeability of Wet Wool Fabric and Blended Fabrics

Authors: Bogusławska-Bączek Monika, Hes Lubos

The water vapour permeability of fabrics is one of the most important factors determining wearer comfort. Contrary to commonly accepted theories, outerwear is often used in a wet state, which has an influence on their properties....   more »

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Effects of Temperature and Carbon Nanocapsules (CNCs) on the Production of Poly(D,L-lactic acid) (PLA) Nonwoven Nanofibre Mat

Authors: Chien Huan-Sheng, Wang Chi

Solution viscosity can be regarded as the most important factor in determining the morphology of the product obtained in electrospinning. Viscosity can be adjusted for a given solution by tuning the solution temperature or by adding...   more »

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Modeling Protective Properties of Textile Shielding Grids Against Electromagnetic Radiation

Authors: Rybicki Tomasz , Rybicki Tomasz , Brzeziński Stefan, Lao Marek, Krawczyńska Iwona

The shielding properties of conductive grids are mainly due to the reflection of electromagnetic waves from their surface. The shielding effectiveness depends on the grid mesh size and the thickness and resistivity of the grid material....   more »

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Comfort – Related Properties of Clothing Packages with Adhesive Inserts

Authors: Dominiak Justyna, Frydrych Iwona

The task of clothing, in addition to protecting the body against atmospheric factors, is to ensure appropriate physiological comfort for the user. Therefore it is necessary to select appropriate fabrics to create clothes that are characterised...   more »

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Evaluation of Adjustable Thermal Insulations of Tibetan Clothing by Manikin Testing

Authors: Guo Xiao-fang, Wang Yun-yi, Li Jun

The thermal insulation of clothing needs to be easily adjusted in an unsteady environment, but this is extremely difficult for most clothing. To reveal the effect of different styles of Tibetan clothing on their thermal property,...   more »

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New Machine Concept for Producing 3-D Stitch-Bonded Fabrics

Authors: Sankaran Vignaesh, Cherif Chokri

3-D stitch-bonded textile preforms allow for complicated fiber configurations and a more efficient component assembly, as compared to the multi-step fabrication process, to create preforms by forming and joining. A prerequisite for such a perform, however,...   more »

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Application of Textile Items in Supports of Rotating Bodies

Authors: Zajączkowski Jerzy

The study analysed the possibility of using an element with a textile structure for the design of supports for a spinning body that is not subject to external transverse forces. A numerical simulation was carried out...   more »

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