China Bambro Textile Co., Ltd http://www.bambrotex.com Bamboo Fiber Technical Guidance
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Technical data of typical bamboo yarn
Count Coefficientof twistTensile strength(CN)Yarn evenness(cv%)Thick yarn /1 000 metersThin yarn /1 000 meters
32s 360 240 13.16 20 3
40s 380 160 14.63 50 1932s 360 181 13.06 17 5
70% bamboo30% Cotton
40s 390 181 13.55 30 11Anti-bacteria function:The content of bamboo fiber in blended yarns influences the anti-bacterial behaviour ofthe final product. The higher the bamboo content the better the anti-bacterial properties.Commonly we suggest maintaining 70% bamboo fiber in blended yarn to reach asatisfying anti-bacteria effect.Tensile strength:As bamboo fiber’ tensile strength is low, we recommend using yarn count ranging fromNe8 - Ne60. When using 50s-60s count pure bamboo yarn, we suggest doubling theyarn.Tips in bamboo yarn producing processBamboo yarn producing is very similar to traditional viscose producing. You only need tomake minor adjustments when producing.1) As bamboo fiber tends producing flyings in roving and drawing, we recommendadopting a high humidity(65%-70%) and a low temperature (25°C)in workshop. Ifbamboo fiber is too dry before feeding, we recommend adopting a vapourpre-treatment to improve its humidity.2) As bamboo fiber shows weak cohesion, we recommend adopting high coefficientof twist. Low card web tension and low roving tension is recommended.3) In order to control hairiness in spinning, we recommend using high-quality steelring and ring traveler.
3. Bamboo fabric weaving
To meet weaving requirement on tensile strength and to have excellent efficiencywe recommend using bamboo yarn with a twist coefficient in the range of 350 to410 turns per meter. This ensures to reduce floss on yarn surface and it helps toalso improve yarn tensile strength.
As bamboo yarn’s moisture regain rate and elongation is relatively high, youshould maintain even and relatively low tension during the process of warpingand sizing of the yarn.When weaving high-count high-density woven fabrics with fine yarns, werecommend to choose arc process flow in warping, control each sections