Angora is a keratinous textile material, produced by the long-haired Angora rabbit. The Angora rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) is raised solely for its fine and soft hair, unlike other breeds which are produced for their meat and fur. This fibre is one of the “luxury fine fibres”, which also include mohair, cashmere, and alpaca. These speciality wools only represent 3% of world clean wool production, but their price can be 10 to 30 times more than that of sheep wool. Several factors contribute to this difference, including their toughness, lightnesss, fineness, softness, and also their image and reputation. Although there are many articles related to the wool fibers, researches and articles on angora fiber processing are very limited. This special issue aims to put together research results of selected experts on this subject.
About the issue
The topics of this special issue include, but are not limited to:
- Analysis of fiber characteristics of angora wool;
- Pre-treatments of angora rabbit wool;
- Dyeing of angora rabbit wool;
- Finishing of angora rabbit wool;
- Yarn production from angora fiber;
- Recent developments in weaving and knitting of angora yarns;
- Comfort and thermal properties of fabrics produced from angora fiber.
Submission Deadline: April 01, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: April 30, 2014
Final Version Due: May 15, 2014
Special Issue Publishing Date: June 01, 2014
Chief Guest Editor
Namik Kemal University
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