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Journal of Textiles
Volume 2014, Article ID 569391, 6 pages
Research Article

A Comparative Study between Physical Properties of Compact and Ring Yarn Fabrics Produced from Medium and Coarser Yarn Counts

Fashion Design Department, Design and Art Faculty, King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Received 8 August 2014; Revised 23 October 2014; Accepted 4 November 2014; Published 23 November 2014

Academic Editor: Arunangshu Mukhopadhyay

Copyright © 2014 Ghada Ali Abou-Nassif. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


In compact spinning, fibers in drawing stage are condensed using air suction, which results in the produced yarns which significantly differ from ring spun yarns in their physical and mechanical properties. This study compares between physical properties of compact and ring yarn fabrics woven from coarser and medium yarn counts. The experimental results were statistically analyzed using ANOVA. The findings of this study revealed that woven fabrics produced from compact spun yarns are superior to those produced from ring spun yarns with respect to breaking strength, breaking elongation, abrasion resistance, tearing strength, and air permeability.