Effects of an enzyme treatment on yarn properties
AbstractRecent advances in cellulase treatments of cotton fabrics have resulted in improved softness, enhanced drapeability, and reduced piling. These changes can transform low-quality fabrics into higher quality textiles in an environmentally friendly manner. Several studies have reported the effects of cellulase enzymes on fabrics made of cotton, cotton/polyester and cotton/wool blends [1,2,4,6]. However, the literature reveals a tack of information about effects of cellulase enzyme treatments on cotton yarn properties. This is to report on a study of impacts of enzyme treatment on properties of both ring-spun and rotor-spun yarns.