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Magnetic cotton yarns: optimization of magnetic properties

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)757-765
JournalJournal of the Textile Institute
Issue number6
Early online date6 Jul 2015
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


In this paper, we present the effect of ferrite percentage content and electric current intensity passing through the electromagnet coil on magnetic properties (saturation induction, residual induction, and coercive field) of magnetic staple yarns. Also, we present a method for obtaining magnetic yarns by direct coating with magnetic powder (barium ferrite). The aim of the study is to determine the optimal processing factors that can affect the performance of magnetic characteristics using an experimental design for second-order model. The results show that an increase in ferrite percentage content is influencing the saturation and residual induction more than an increase in applied current intensity. The increase in saturation and residual induction is due to the higher content of ferrite powder from the magnetic solution that adheres on the yarn surface. The higher is the value of coercive field, the larger is the force needed to completely demagnetize the magnetic yarn.


  • coercive field, experimental design, ferrite powder, magnetic staple cotton yarns, residual induction, saturation induction

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Field of science, Statistics Finland