Cukurova University,Department of Textile Engineering, Main Branch of Textile Technology

June 21, 2016

The effect of recycled fibers on the washing performance of denim fabrics

In this study, denim fabrics were produced with yarns obtained from cotton fibers (CO), recycled cotton fibers obtained from yarn wastes (r-CO), and fibers produced from recycled PET bottles (r-PET).

Enzyme and stone washing processes were applied systematically on these fabrics. Mass per unit area, breaking force, elongation at max force, tear strength, air permeability, and circular bending rigidity of fabrics were measured.

The findings showed that r-CO fiber has negative effect on tear and breaking force. Breaking force, elongation at max force, and tear strength values of the fabrics increased depending on the increase in r-PET content.

However, fabric handle was negatively affected associated with the r-PET ratio due to the increase in stiffness.

Mass per unit area, breaking force, air permeability, and circular bending rigidity values of fabrics decreased after the washing processes.

The effect of fibers on enzyme- or stone-washed fabrics showed a change according to finished fabrics.

It can be said that fabrics containing r-PET are more resistant than cotton and recycled cotton in various aggressive denim washing methods such as bleaching or different washing process conditions such as rising temperature, and time.

Source: The Journal of The Textile Institute
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Original Language: English
Document type: Article / Restricted Access


Cited by 3 documents except author up to this time :

1. Broda, J., Przybyło, S., Gawłowski, A., Grzybowska-Pietras, J., Sarna, E., Rom, M., & Laszczak, R. (2019). Utilisation of textile wastes for the production of geotextiles designed for erosion protection. The journal of the Textile Institute, 110(3), 435-444.

2. Béchir, W., Béchir, A., & Mohamed, B. H. (2018). Industrial cotton waste: Recycling, Reclaimed fiber behavior and quality prediction of its blend. Tekstil ve Konfeksiyon, 28(1), 14-20.

3. Zhang, N., Yu, Y. Cotton Fiber Recycling Processes in Indigo Denim Fabrics (2019) Journal of Donghua University (English Edition), 36 (5), pp. 471-474.

Last Updated: 25.03.2020
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