The Use of Chicken Feather Fibers as Insulation Material for Winter Top Clothing
IV International Conference On Engineering And Natural Sciences (Icens 2018), 2-6 Mayıs 2018. Kiev, Ukrayna
Nazim Paşayev, Onur Tekoğlu, Süreyya Kocatepe
Since ancient times, natural materials such as cotton, wool and bird feathers have been used for thermal insulation in winter clothes. Today, although more artificial materials are used for this purpose, natural insulation materials especially lower feathers of water birds have not lost their importance as waterproofing materials. These materials with high heat protection, lightness, softness and long serviceability are very expensive. In contrast, especially recently developed artificial fibers exhibit superior properties than natural fibers at some angles, but they are not as useful as natural fibers in terms of heat insulation, softness and long service. This makes the water bird feathers more expensive, especially the puffer and goose feathers.
Accordingly, as the chicken feathers material is abundant, easily accessible and cheaper than the water bird feathers, the use of chicken feathers in winter clothes as filling material has attracted more attention. On the other hand, about 22 million tons of chickens are obtained as by-products each year in the world, and more than 4 million tons are wasted. This chemically resistant material is buried or burnt.
Chicken feathers are natural heat insulation materials. However, it is not possible to utilize chicken...