TT 203 — Yarn Formation: Fundamentals and Industry Applications

3 credits; 2 lecture and 2 lab hours

This course teaches the fundamental principles of short staple, long staple and filament yarn formation: the objectives and importance of opening, cleaning, blending, mixing, combing, drafting, and twisting of yarn. Quality and costing parameters that affect aesthetics, evenness and performance are studied. Emphasis is placed on the practical application of technical and novelty yarns in current markets. In the laboratory portion of this course, students analyze, determine and document physical properties of yarn using industry-standard techniques and communication practices.
Prerequisite(s): TS 111 or TS 131 or TS 015 and TS 115.