Surface and Mechanical Property Measurements of H Technology Needle-Punched Nonwovens

C. Roedel, S. S. Ramkumar

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Abstract

The H 1 technology needle-punching process is a patented invention from Fehrer, AG. H 1 technology machinery is used to develop a set of polyester/cotton blended nonwoven substrates. A suitable protocol is developed to clean, process, and blend cotton with polyester fibers suitable for needle-punching on the needle-loom line. Results from the physical property measurements of the H 1 webs are reported in this paper. In addition, surface characteristics are studied using the sliding friction apparatus and scanning electron microscopy. Frictional properties are characterized by a newly derived simple friction factor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)381-385
Number of pages5
JournalTextile Research Journal
Volume73
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2003

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