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Textiles Notes Week 4 (2/8 - 2/10)

by: Sadie Threlkel

Textiles Notes Week 4 (2/8 - 2/10) DM 120-001

Sadie Threlkel
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Notes from week four.
Yan Li
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Textiles, DM120, Interior Design, Apparel and Merchandising
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Sadie Threlkel on Sunday February 14, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to DM 120-001 at Colorado State University taught by Yan Li in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 32 views. For similar materials see Textiles in Industrial Engineering at Colorado State University.

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Date Created: 02/14/16
Textiles Notes 2/8 – 2/10 2/8 Manufactured Fibers (synthetic) 1910 – Rayon  1939 – Nylon 1959 – Spandex  1980 – Microfibers 2002 – PLA Now – Nanotechnology  Rayon  ­First ever manufactured fiber in U.S. ­Primarily cellulose in content  ­Greatly resembles cotton in its chemical properties ­Flammable Polyester  ­#1 produced manufactured fiber in U.S. ­Medium weight, very good strength and abrasion resistance ­Almost completely hydrophobic  ­CoolMax fabric example of sports ware made of polyester because of wicking properties Nylon  ­#2 produced manufactured fiber in U.S. ­Light weight, excellent strength and abrasion resistance ­Good elasticity and resilience  Acetate  ­From cellulose acetate substance ­Excellent drape and luxurious hand  ­Fair strength, pilling and static  Acrylic  ­Manufactured fiber used as wool substitute ­Lightweight fiber, good sunlight resistance, good drape, resiliency and elasticity ­fair strength, pilling and static  2/10 Olefin ­Polypropylene and polyethylene types ­Lightweight, good strength, abrasion resistance ­Almost completely hydrophobic ­End use: running, cycling, diving, surfing apparel  Spandex ­First commercially available in 1959 by DePont ­Elastomeric manufactured fiber (stretch up to 500% and back) ­Filament/Monofilament ­Called ‘elastane’ in Europe  Yarns Spun Yarns ­Fuzzy surface ­Composed of relatively short fibers twisted or spun so they hold together  ­Less yarn uniformity, smoothness, luster, strength than filament yarns ­End uses include t­shirts, sweaters, blankets, etc. ­Ex. Cotton, acetate, wool, polyester, rayon, nylon Filament yarns  ­Smooth surface  ­Composed of continuous strands of fibers that may be miles long  ­Usually twist is not high  ­Special effects require high twist for filament yarns  ­More yarn uniformity, smoothness, luster, strength than spun yarns ­End uses include linings/outer shells of active jackets  ­Multifilament (flexible) and Monofilament (stiff) ­Ex. Silk, acrylic, polyester, spandex, rayon, nylon, acetate Staple Fibers ­Made into yarn by a mechanical process that first makes the fibers parallel, then  alternately pull and twist them ­Twist is critical Microfilament ­Improved characteristics o Softer hand, better drape, better wicking effect, more vivid color contrast 


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