Processability and properties of yarns produced from cornhusk fibres and their blends with other fibres

Narendra Reddy, Yiqi Yang, David D. McAlister

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Natural cellulose fibres extracted from cornhusks have been blended with cotton and polyester and processed on the ring and rotor spinning machines. The processability of cornhusk fibres on the conventional spinning systems, compatibility with cotton and polyester, and properties of the blended yarns have been studied. The properties of cornhusk fibre blended yarns are also compared with those of the similar yarns produced from unconventional fibres, such as pineapple and banana leaves, milkweed and kenaf. It is observed that the blending of cornhusk fibres with cotton does not adversely affect the properties of yarns while the blending of cornhusk fibres with polyester improves the strength and elongation of the yarns.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)537-542
Number of pages6
JournalIndian Journal of Fibre and Textile Research
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006



  • Biofibres
  • Cornhusk fibres
  • Cotton
  • Lignocellulosic fibres
  • Polyester
  • Spinning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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