Engineered Fabrics Journal
JEFF- The Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics
A Publication of Original Research & Advances in Fibers, Fibrous Materials and their Components & Applications
Volume 10, Issue 3 - 2015
In Memory of

As many of you have heard, Edward "Ed" Vaughn, Professor Emeritus at Clemson University, passed away on August 20th.  Ed was a great friend of INDA and of the entire nonwovens industry.  Although he retired from Clemson in 2005 after 36 years as an educator and researcher, Ed maintained close ties with the industry.   He played a critical role as Managing Editor of the Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics (JEFF) and he taught various nonwoven courses at INDA over the last 15 years.   In 2007, Ed received the INDA Lifetime Achievement award for his many contributions to the industry.  He will be missed.

For more information on the passing of Dr. Vaughn click here.
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Managing Editor

Jim Loftus
Director of Education and Technical Affairs

Leading Scientific Researchers

Michael Jaffe, PhD
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Newark, NJ, USA

Norman Lifshutz, PhD
Lifshutz Consulting
Peoria, AZ, USA

Fred L. Cook, PhD
Georgia Tech University
Atlanta, GA  USA

ISSN   1558-9250

The Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics (JEFF) is an international, peer-reviewed scientific e-Journal that publishes original R&D on all aspects of fabric technologies and their value chain from raw materials to end use products

Original Papers

JEFF publishes on a quarterly basis

Flame-Retardant Polyamide 6/Carbon Nanotube Nanofibers: Processing and Characterization
Xiaoli Yin, Mourad Krifa, PhD, Joseph H. Koo, ScD
The University of Texas at Austin

Effect of Different Conditioning Methods on the Properties of Hosiery Yarn and Knitted Fabric
Uzair Hussain, SameeIrshad, WardahAnam, HammadAbbasi, Faheem Ahmed, Abdul Jabbar
National Textile University, Pakistan

Theoretical Study of Effect of Ring Spinning Triangle Division on Fiber Tension Distribution
Xinjin Liu, Xuzhong Su
Jiangnan University

Sound-Absorbing and Flame-Retarding Property of Nonwoven Compounded PU foam Planks
Ching-Wen Lou, PhD
Central Taiwan University of Science and Technology
Ting-Ting Li, PhD
Tianjin Polytechnic University
Chien-Lin Huang, PhD, Ying-Hsuan Hsu
Feng Chia University
Jia-Horng Lin, PhD
Feng Chia University, China Medical University, Asia University

Effect of Bulk Density on the Acoustic Performance of Thermally Bonded Nonwovens
Wenbin Zhu, Brian George
Philadelphia University
Vidya Nandikolla
California State University

Breathable, Antistatic and Superhydrophobic PET/Lyocell Fabric
Seong Ok Kwon, Chung Hee Park
Seoul National University
Jooyoun Kim, PhD
Kansas State University

Impact of Pre-Finishing Process on Comfort Characteristics of Stretchable Cotton Fabric
Dunja Sajn Gorjanc, Matejka Bizjak
Department of Textiles, Slovenia

Mechanical Properties of Silk Fabric Degummed with Bromelain
Uraiwan Ninpetch, Amornrat Promboon, PhD
Kasetsart University
Masahiro Tsukada, PhD
Shinshu University

Machine Vision-Based Pilling Assessment: A Review
Rocco Furferi, PhD, Lapo Governi, PhD, Yary Volpe, PhD
University of Florence

Improving the Mechanical Properties of Wire-Rope Silk Scaffold by Artificial Neural Network in Tendon and Ligament Tissue Engineering
Elham Naghashzargar, PhD, Dariush Semnani, PhD
Isfahan University of Technology
Saeed Karbasi, PhD2
Isfahan University of Medical Sciences,

Extended Chain Crystals of Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Fiber Prepared by Melt Spinning
Qiang Zhang, Qingzhao Wang, Yong Chen
Shandong University of Science and Technology

Part 1. Predicting the Pilling Tendency of the Cotton Interlock Knitted Fabrics by Regression Analysis
Gonca Özçelik Kayseri, PhD, Erhan Kirtay
Ege University

Effect of Manufacturing Conditions on Structural and Handling Properties of Braided Polyamide Suture
Faten Debbabi, PhD, Saber Ben Abdessalem, Pr
University of Monastir

Analysis of Frictional Behavior of Woven Fabrics by a Multi-directional Tactile Sensing Mechanism
Nazanin Ezazshahabi, PhD, Masoud Latifi, PhD, Mohammad Amani Tehran, PhD
Amirkabir University of Technology

Effects of Electrospinning Solution Properties on Formation of Beads in Tio2 Fibers with PdO Particles
Laila Shahreen, George G. Chase, PhD
University of Akron

Absorption, Wicking and Drying Characteristics of Compression Garments
Canan Saricam, PhD
Istanbul Technical University

Cellulose Nanocrystals: Dispersion in Co-Solvent Systems and Effects on Electrospun Polyvinylpyrrolidone Fiber Mats
Ryan J. Going, Dan E. Sameoto, PhD, Cagri Ayranci, PhD
University of Alberta

Investigation of Mechanical and Physical Properties of Far-Infrared Tencel/Acrylic and Far-Infrared Tencel/Cotton Blended Ring-Spun Yarns
Chongqi Ma, PhD, Xinlong Li, Baoming Zhou, PhD
Tianjin Polytechnic University

Effect of Wrinkle Free Finishing of Cotton Twill Fabric
Rui-Hua Yang, PhD
Jiangnan University
Chi-Wai Kan, PhD
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

A Review of Isolation Gowns in Healthcare: Fabric and Gown Properties
F. Selcen Kilinc, PhD
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory