The Using of Nettle Fiber in Towel Production and Investigation of the Performance Properties


SABIR E. C. , ZERVENT ÜNAL B.

JOURNAL OF NATURAL FIBERS, cilt.14, ss.781-787, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 14 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/15440478.2017.1279102
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF NATURAL FIBERS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.781-787

Özet

In this study, using of nettle fiber, a natural fiber, in towel production and the selected performance properties were examined. Six different towel samples were produced in the study. Ground warp yarns of all towels are cotton. Three different raw materials as weft yarns and two different raw materials as pile warp yarns were selected. The yarn containing nettle fiber (70% cotton/30% nettle) was used in weft direction. The performance parameters such as water absorbency, softness, quick drying of samples, and antibacterial activity for two bacteria were investigated for before and after household washing. As a result, it was seen that the nettle fiber can be used as an alternative in towel industry.