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American Journal of Materials Engineering and Technology. 2014, 2(2), 20-25
DOI: 10.12691/materials-2-2-5
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Finishing of Angora Rabbit Fibers

Ammayappan LAKSHMANAN1,

1Chemical and Biochemical Processing Division, National Institute of Research on Jute and Allied Fiber Technology, Regent Park, Kolkata India

Pub. Date: May 27, 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Angora: From Fiber to Fabric)

Cite this paper:
Ammayappan LAKSHMANAN. Finishing of Angora Rabbit Fibers. American Journal of Materials Engineering and Technology. 2014; 2(2):20-25. doi: 10.12691/materials-2-2-5

Abstract

Angora rabbit fiber, a luxury animal hair fiber is obtained from Angora rabbit. It has some distinct properties like warmness, fineness, whiteness and softness; however its utilization in the conventional textile clothing is restricted due to its scale structure and ladder type medulla. Medulla, an air occupied area in the middle of the fiber reduces the flexibility and scales are responsible for reducing inter-fiber cohesion during mechanical processing of hair. Due to these demerits, Angora rabbit hair is generally used to develop some specialty products through traditional hand spinning and hand loom. To utilize this hair with other textile fibers, either physical or chemical methods are used, that increase the value as well as performance of the final products. This paper overviews various novel approaches involved in finishing of angora rabbit hair for improvement of value and performance of products.

Keywords:
Angora rabbit fiber finishing textile

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