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About advantages and disadvantages of mercerized yarn

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Hello. Since I learned about mercerizing again this time, I would like to tell you the advantages and disadvantages of mercerized yarn.

About mercerized processing

If you look for this blog, various people have touched on mercerizing, so I will explain it briefly.

● What is mercerized processing? Processing that gives silk-like luster

● Overwhelmingly processing cotton

● The processing method is not to coat the thread with something.

● To be correct, the process is to soak the thread in a solution of caustic soda (sodium hydroxide) and stretch the thread like a hand-rolled udon noodle to prepare the cross section of the thread.

● By aligning the cross section, the thread becomes glossy.

● Mercerized cotton is called mercerized cotton overseas.

For me, mercerizing is the image of applying a straight perm to cotton.

Advantages of mercerized yarn

The thread has a silky luster

Good color development

This is peculiar to cotton, but cotton dyeing tends to be brownish. You may feel that black is not black but a little shallow. By mercerizing, the cross section of the cotton is aligned and the color development is improved.

Less fluff

It is a by-product of mercerizing, and when processed, fluff is also suppressed.

Disadvantages of mercerized yarn

Fastener phenomenon is likely to occur

This phenomenon is almost unlikely to occur with ordinary cotton, but this “fastener phenomenon” (sticking between knitted fabrics) is especially likely to occur only with fine counts of mercerized cotton. It is sometimes confirmed that most of the causes are “static electricity”, which increases the chargeability of knitted fabrics and products and makes them easier to stick to each other.

I want to reduce the fastener phenomenon!! Isn’t it?

There is a way to mitigate

Make the structure uneven (ribs, Milan ribs, ridges, shavings, fine links, etc.)

You can make some improvements by reducing the contact patch of the fabric.

Give it weight

By giving weight to the knitted fabric, gravity will stop the sticking.

(Lighter and thinner ones are easier to stick to)

summary

I hope you can refer to it as much as possible.

see you!