Table 3.

Correlations among the variables used to model thread stickiness

SHAPESVPPPH2OAPPRE
EDN
   Composite–0.84**–0.240.16–0.21–0.22
   Group 1–0.80**–0.110.06–0.15
   Group 2–0.86**–0.59*–0.150.33
   Group 3–0.30–0.340.51*0.230.66*
SHAPE
   Composite0.34*–0.220.48**0.41**
   Group 10.22–0.100.36*
   Group 20.79**0.340.11
   Group 30.46–0.94**0.69*–1.20
SVPP
   Composite–0.29*0.07–0.13
   Group 1–0.23–0.23
   Group 2–0.140.38
   Group 3–0.660.38–0.32
PH2O
   Composite–0.100.24
   Group 10.48*
   Group 2–0.04
   Group 3–0.54*0.42
APP
   Composite0.47**
   Group 1
   Group 2
   Group 30.38
  • SHAPE, twice the focal length of the parabola defined by the outline of the lower half of a primary droplet; EDN, effective droplet number; SVPP, total volume of secondary droplets per contact plate; PH2O, proportion of water in the primary droplets; APP, surface area of primary and secondary droplets that contact a plate; RE, residual extensibility

  • * 0.0007<P≤0.05

  • ** P≤0.0007