Coil yarn

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A textured yarn that has been processed to form a series of spirals or concentric rings. Coil yarn can be a torque yarn when twists are included in the coil formation. This is made by the false-twist method where a strand is simultaneously twisted, heat-set then untwisted. Examples are Superloft, Flufon and Helenca. Non-torque coil yarn can be prepared by the edge crimp method in which a thermoplastic yarn is heated, stretched the drawn over a crimping edge and cooled. An example is Agilon yarn.

Synonyms and Related Terms

winding (Ned); vlecht (Ned); Superloft; Flufon; Helenca; Agilon

Resources and Citations

  • Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Dictionary of Fiber & Textile Technology (older version called Man-made Fiber and Textile Dictionary, 1965), Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Charlotte NC, 1990

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