PILLING PROBLEM OF COTTON FABRICS
- In the textile industry, especially in the apparel sector, cotton is widely used because of its superior properties and it still holds the name as “king of fibres“. However the big disadvantage of cotton and cotton blended fabrics, especially knitted goods is pilling problem.
- Pilling is defined as the tendency of fibres to loose from a surface and form balled or matted particles that remain attached to the surface of the fabric. Pilling is a complex phenomenon comprised of multiple stages that progressively accelerate the rate of fibre removal from the yarn structure, thus shortening the life span of garments and other textile properties.