Low-Tensile Textured Yarns

Low-Tensile Textured Yarns


textured yarns manufactured from synthetic thermoplastic fibers. Yarns produced from polyamide (capron) fibers are called meron, and those made from polyester (lavsan) fibers are called melan.

Low-tensile textured yarns have a great deal of body, fluffiness, and softness and, in comparison with highly elastic yarns, low stretchability. Such yarns are produced by treating the corresponding high-tensile textured yarns in autoclaves at 115°C for 30 min. The thread is wound loosely onto perforated balers. The use of machines equipped with a second heating chamber for additional heat treatment is also efficient.

Low-tensile textured yarns are widely used for manufacturing knit outerwear and fabrics for dresses, suits, and curtains.


Usenko, V. A., K. M. Lalykina, and Iu. V. Dodonkin. Proizvodstvo vysokoob”emnykh nitei ipriazhi. Moscow, 1967.
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