Bending and tensile properties of cotton/metal wire complex yarns produced for electromagnetic shielding and conductivity applications

Bedeloglu A., Sunter N., YILDIRIM B., Bozkurt Y.

JOURNAL OF THE TEXTILE INSTITUTE, vol.103, no.12, pp.1304-1311, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 103 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00405000.2012.677568
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1304-1311
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


Recently, there has been a growing interest in protective textiles that are produced in order to reduce detrimental effects that arise from electric and magnetic fields on biological organisms and particularly on human health. The main goal of this investigation is to develop conductive metal-based yarns with desirable properties. For the purpose of this study, by using copper and stainless steel wires and cotton yarns, core spinning technique was applied in order to manufacture hybrid yarns in modified ring spinning machine. Physical behaviour of complex yarns consisting of cotton yarn and metal wire was evaluated by investigating bending rigidity, tensile and hairiness properties of the samples.