Study on the effect of yarn conditioning on yarn characteristics 

Hygroscopic textile yarns and in particular cotton yarn characteristics are very much related to the amount of moisture present in them. With increasing sensitiveness to snarling, spirality in hosiery yarn, etc.

yarn conditioning has become a part of process in yarn manufacturing sequence. With increasing speeds of textile machinery in the post spinning area it has become a major criteria to produce or supply yarn of consistent quality and increased performance. It is well known in the industry that moisture improves physical properties of a cotton yarn. The conventional process of steaming has given way to the modern YCP systems where the hydroscopic nature of the cotton is utilized for benefits without altering the raw material. To understand the real benefits and to investigate complaints regarding the observation of a high level of yarn imperfection in yarn after conditioning this study is undertaken.