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Title: Enhancement of colour effects of dyed-yarn mixed fabrics using cramming motion and finer polyester yarns
Authors: Tang LY 
Tian X 
Hua T 
Keywords: Color performance
Cramming motion
Fabric structure
Geometrical parameters
Physical properties
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Molecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI)
Source: Polymers, 2018, v. 10, no. 7, 783, p. 1-22 How to cite?
Journal: Polymers 
Abstract: This paper reports the study of the effects of cramming motion implemented during weaving and finer weft yarns used on dyed-yarn mixed woven fabrics produced by using raw white warps and multicolored-wefts. The cramming motion was used to increase the dyed-weft yarns cover factor of fabric, and thus, to reduce the negative effect of white warp floats at the fabric face on the color attributes of fabric. The surface structure of fabric was characterized by using several key geometrical parameters that determined the resultant fabric color attributes. The effects of fabric structure and density, weft yarn count, and the introduction of black yarn on the fabric face layer on the fabric surface geometrical parameters, physical properties, as well as color attributes were investigated under the implementation of cramming motion on the fabric. The color attributes of fabrics using cramming motion and finer yarns were also compared to the fabrics without cramming motion. The experimental results indicate that the weft yarn density and cover factor of fabric face layer are increased by applying cramming motion and finer yarns for fabricating the blue-red and/or black mixed fabrics. Consequently, the fabric lightness can be further reduced for achieving a better color effect on colorful and figured woven fabrics mainly using dyed-wefts for color mixing.
ISSN: 2073-4360
DOI: 10.3390/polym10070783
Rights: © 2018 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (
The following publication Tang, L. Y., Tian, X., & Hua, T. (2018). Enhancement of colour effects of dyed-yarn mixed fabrics using cramming motion and finer polyester yarns. Polymers, 10(7), 783, 1-22 is available at
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