Development and Analysis of Knitwear Products Made Using Refibra
Keywords:Refibra, Single Jersey, Lycra Jersey, Unbrushed Fleece
Cotton is the primary raw material used in the textile and apparel industries. The good hand and soft appearance of cotton add to the appeal of the application. It became extremely capable of absorbing color at high temperatures and turned out to be dangerous. Cotton is a versatile fabric that will combine nicely with different fibres including nylon, lycra, and polyester. Importing and exporting of textile goods plays a major role in global market. In such a case, the Cotton price variation for the past two years, it creates huge demands and insufficient supply over past years. The investors are planned to invest where the affordable is available. It has a significant impact on the apparel business, and as a result, industries are looking for alternate fabrics with similar properties to cotton. For in search, using cutting-edge Refibra technology, cotton waste from pre- and post-consumer cotton textile production is upcycled into cotton scraps. A significant part of 30% is added to the wood pulp once these cotton scraps are converted into recycled pulp. New virgin Tencel and Lyocell fibres are created from these combined raw components. The refibra technique was used to create three fabrics. Lycra Jersey, Single Jersey, and Unbrushed Fleece. Similar testing procedures were used on these fabrics to determine which was most suitable to replace cotton.
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