This article reports the results from a study conducted to characterize the frictional properties of friction spun yarns. The aim of the study was to obtain data on the surface mechanical properties of a variety of friction spun yarns. The study was essential as the surface mechanical properties influence the fabric formation, bonding strength, and high-performance properties of yarns. The yarns used in the study were made from different fibers and were spun at different speeds. The capstan method was used to obtain the friction force values between the yarns and a glass cylindrical rod. The experiment was conducted at different tensions. The results indicate that the friction of friction spun yarns are influenced by different factors such as the type of fiber and tensions applied. The results obtained help to understand the surface mechanical properties of high-performance yarns and their influence on the performance characteristics of friction spun yarns.
- Poly(propylene) (PP)