Abstract

The feltability of wool is a property that can influence processing efficiency and product quality. Felting is undesirable in knitted and woven products because it is associated with poor fibre alignment and shrinkage in the finished product. Shrinkage changes the appearance and physical properties of the fabric produced from fine/superfine wool. The woven or knitted structure becomes less visible, the fabrics thickens and becomes less elastic and less air permeable (Kenyon et al., 1999).  

S. A Barton, I. W Purvis

Proceedings of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Volume 2002. Session 12, , 12.11, 2002
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