Polylactic acid/lyocell fibre as an eco-friendly alternative to polyethylene terephthalate/cotton fibre blended yarns and knitted fabrics

@article{Jabbar2019PolylacticAF,
  title={Polylactic acid/lyocell fibre as an eco-friendly alternative to polyethylene terephthalate/cotton fibre blended yarns and knitted fabrics},
  author={Abdul Jabbar and Muhammad Tausif and Hassan Tahir and Abdul W. Basit and Muhammad Rehan Asghar Bhatti and Ghulam Abbas},
  journal={The Journal of The Textile Institute},
  year={2019},
  volume={111},
  pages={129 - 138}
}
Abstract Polylactic acid (PLA) and lyocell fibres blend can offer an eco-friendly alternative to commonly employed blend of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and cotton fibres in textiles. PET fibre is non-biodegradable and depletes fossils fuels and adds to landfill sites whereas conventional cotton, dominant part of global cotton production, requires large quantity of water and pesticides during its production. In this study, 100% PLA, 100% lyocell and PLA-lyocell (PL) blended yarns, in… 

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