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Analyzing Performance of Esterified Starch against Thin Boiling Starch for Warp Sizing Applications Part I : Comparative Study of Two Starches as Size Binders


Parthiv R. Patel , L. D. College of Engineering, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India; Prof. A. I. Thakkar, L. D. College of Engineering, Gujarat Technological University, Gujarat


Sizing, Esterified starch, Thin Boiling starch, Desizing, Cohesion, Viscosity


Sizing imparts the strength and increases the abrasion resistance of warp yarn in a weave-shed. Various methods were established for characterizing size films and sized yarns to establish relationships that might be useful in predicting weaving performance. A variety of natural and synthetic binders were applied to cotton yarn in a laboratory sizing apparatus, equipments and other available sources. There are two critical factors to evaluate size material performance are : Size must from a tough but flexible film to protect the yarn from stress , strain and rubbing actions , and there must be good adhesion between size and yarn. The flexibility i.e. extensibility is correlated with tensile properties of films. The degree of adhesion was evaluated by Lap-joint test in this study. Presence of starch percentage even after desizing was determined on Tegewa scales, important for environmental concerns [4, 7].

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Paper ID: IJSRDV1I2030
Published in: Volume : 1, Issue : 2
Publication Date: 01/05/2013
Page(s): 173-177

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