Core-spinning and blending a yarn

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  • Created on: 22-05-16 13:30
What is core-spinning?
A filament core and staple sheath twisted around the core.
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How can elastane be core-spun?
A stretched Elastane filament core, spun with a sheath of staple fibres to case the Elastane.
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What is sheathing?
Elastane core, wrapped with twisted filament yarns.
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What is interlacing?
Multi-filaments are blown with a hot air jet which causes them to intermingle and bond together.
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How are socks knitted and core-spun?
Knitted using a core-spun yarn (Nylon and Elastane core with cotton spun around in a sheath).
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What is blending?
When yarns are spun from 2 or more types of fibres.
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What are the reasons for blending?
Reduces costs, improves care, allow for thermoplastic setting, strength/abrasion resistant. Improve comfort/change texture.
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What must happen before fibres are spun together?
They must be cut into staples of compatible lengths.
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What must elastane be?
Covered with another fibre.
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How can elastane be core-spun?

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A stretched Elastane filament core, spun with a sheath of staple fibres to case the Elastane.

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What is sheathing?

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What is interlacing?

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How are socks knitted and core-spun?

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