False Twist Textured Yarns

Principles, Processing and Applications


  • C Atkinson, Consultant, UK

A false twist textured yarn is a continuous filament yarn that has been processed to introduce crimps, coils, loops and other fine distortions along the yarn’s length. These distortions give synthetic yarns such as nylon, polyester and polypropylene improved properties such as stretch, bulk, improved thermal insulation and an appearance similar to natural fibres. This important book summarises the key principles, technologies and process issues in the manufacture of high-quality false twist textured yarns.

After an introductory chapter on the development of textured yarns, the book reviews yarn texturing machine designs and twist application methods, including air jet mingling and machine variants for draw textured speciality yarns. It also reviews common process performance and quality problems and how they can be resolved, as well process control, quality assurance and costs. The final chapters look at applications of false twist textured nylon, polyester and polypropylene yarns as well as the future of false twist texturing.

Based on the author’s extensive experience in the textile industry, False twist textured yarns is a standard reference on the key technologies and process issues involved in the manufacture of high-quality false twist textured yarns.
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Yarn and fabric manufacturers, textile scientists and students in textile science and technology courses


Book information

  • Published: March 2012
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-84569-933-8


A highly recommended reference work for those involved in yarn texturing machine design, production and processing of textured yarns., Textile Month International

Table of Contents

The development of textured yarns; Basic principles of false twist texturing; Yarn texturing machine design; Yarn twist application methods; Process performance issues in yarn texturing; Newer yarn texturing machine designs; Air jet mingling in yarn texturing; Optimisation of process parameters in yarn texturing; Draw textured yarn variants and speciality yarns; Process control and quality assurance in yarn texturing; Process costs in yarn texturing operations; End uses for draw textured yarns; The future of false twist texturing.