Autoxidation of Spin Finishes

Wing Y. Fok, Debra N. Hild, Lauren M. Petrick, S. Kay Obendorf

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Spin finishes, including lubricants, emulsifiers, antistatic agents, and wetting agents are used to facilitate the manufacturing and processing of textiles. Autoxidation of ten spin finish components was studied by subjecting them to air and heat over time. Chemical changes were observed visually and evaluated using UV/Vis spectroscopy, viscosity measurements, and Fourier Transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. Yellowing occurred for HCO-16, TMP, wetting agent, coconut oil ethoxylate, and coconut oil. Changes in solubility were observed for wetting agent. Significant changes in viscosity were measured for CO-16, HCO-25, anti-static agent, and wetting agent. Finally, changes in FTIR spectral ratios were observed for CO-25, HCO-16, CO-16, and antistatic agent. Chemical changes observed were consistent with autoxidation of spin finish components.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)614-618
Number of pages5
JournalTextile Reseach Journal
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • autoxidation
  • fiber nylon
  • polyamide
  • spin finish
  • spinning
  • textile


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