Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/88852
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dc.contributorInstitute of Textiles and Clothing-
dc.creatorYin, Ren_US
dc.creatorXiang, YFen_US
dc.creatorZhang, ZHen_US
dc.creatorTao, XMen_US
dc.creatorGluck, JMen_US
dc.creatorChiu, Ken_US
dc.creatorLam, Wen_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-22T06:03:27Z-
dc.date.available2020-12-22T06:03:27Z-
dc.identifier.issn0959-6526en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10397/88852-
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.subject3D structural configurationen_US
dc.subjectGassing processen_US
dc.subjectModified ring spinningen_US
dc.subjectMulberry spun silken_US
dc.subjectYarn propertiesen_US
dc.titleCleaner production of mulberry spun silk yarns via a shortened and gassing-free production routeen_US
dc.typeJournal/Magazine Articleen_US
dc.identifier.spage1en_US
dc.identifier.epage11en_US
dc.identifier.volume278en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.123690en_US
dcterms.abstractThe green production of textiles via an eco-friendly approach has recently gained considerable interest. As a derivative industry of silk manufacturing, spun silk utilizes waste materials generated in different processes of silk production, which is considered as the re-use of silk waste. The spun silk industry is facing several problems now, including environmental pollution, low production efficiency, increased labor intensity, significant material waste, and excessive energy consumption. This study presents an environment-friendly production route to produce mulberry spun silk yarns, by eliminating the gassing process that burns away surface hairs and neps. The gassing process not only generates odors, dust, and gas discharges but also results in significant material wastage and high production cost. The key is a modified ring spinning technology to achieve low yarn hairiness and neps; thus the yarn produced no longer requires gassing. The number of processing steps is also reduced to nine from twelve compared to the traditional silk spinning system. The modified 60 Nm mulberry spun silk yarns show a comparable tenacity of 26.33 cN/tex, evenness of 9.96%, neps (+200%) of 18 per 1 km, and a slightly worse hairiness S3 value of 74 per 100 m, compared with the conventional gassed ones. The plain knitted fabrics made by the modified yarns also reveal a 1.5 grade higher pilling resistance, similar mechanical and thermal properties, and a slightly hairier surface appearance than the conventional ones. The new processing route greatly reduces carbon footprint and achieves significant savings in materials, manpower, and energy, which may shed new light on the industrial manufacturing of mulberry spun silk yarns. © 2020 Elsevier Ltd-
dcterms.accessRightsembargoed accessen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationJournal of cleaner production, 21 Jan. 2021, v. 278, 123690, p. 1-11, https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.123690en_US
dcterms.isPartOfJournal of cleaner productionen_US
dcterms.issued2021-01-01-
dc.identifier.scopus2-s2.0-85090194611-
dc.identifier.artn123690en_US
dc.description.validate202012 bcrc-
dc.description.oaNot applicableen_US
dc.identifier.FolderNumbera0520-n01en_US
dc.description.pubStatusPublisheden_US
dc.date.embargo2023-01-01en_US
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