Sewing Thread

apparel Sewing Threads are manufactured by twisting short fibres or by continuous filaments yarns. At times two or more yarns are combined to make the thread to get the required strength.

Non-Woven Fabrics

fabric Nonwovens do not depend on the interlacing of yarn for internal cohesion. Intrinsically they have neither an organized geometrical structure. They are essentially the result of the relationship between one single fibre and another. This provides nonwoven fabrics with characteristics of their own, with new or better properties (absorption, filtration) and therefore opens them up to other applications.

Draw frame Functions

spinning spun-yarn yarn Carded Slivers are fed into the Draw-Frame and are stretched/Straightened and made in to a single sliver. Also fibre blending can be done at this stage. The cans that contain the sliver are placed along the draw-frame feeder rack, usually including eight pairs of cylinders (each pair is above the space occupied by a can),the lower cylinder is commanded positively, while the upper one rests on the lower one in order to ensure movement of the relative sliver that runs between the two.

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Natural Protein Hair/Fur Fibres

fiber Hair fibres obtained from different kinds of animals also contribute to the fabric formation such as Musk-Ox (qiviut), Alpaca, Mohair, Cashmere, Camel etc.

Twill Weaves

fabric weaving Twill is a type of textile weave with a pattern of diagonal parallel ribs. It can be identified by looking at the presence of pronounced diagonal lines that run along the width of the fabric. It has higher resistance to tearing than a plain weave because it has fewer yarn interlacing per area, therefore a greater degree of internal mobility. In addition, two yarns will bear the load when the fabric is torn.

Carbon Fibers

fiber manmade-fiber Carbon fiber is a super strong material that is extremely lightweight. It is five times as strong as steel, two times as stiff, yet weighs about two-thirds less. Carbon fiber is basically very thin strands of carbon (even thinner than human hair). The strands can be twisted together, like yarn and then be woven together, like cloth. To make carbon fiber take on a permanent shape, it can be laid over a mold and coated with a stiff resin or plastic. Carbon fiber can also be defined as a fiber containing at least 92 wt % carbons.

Interlining

apparel knitting Interlining is basically anything used between two layers of fabric to give more body. A fusible interlining is thin layer made from woven, knitted or non-woven material bonded mechanically or thermally which when fused with fabric panel.

Alpaca Fibres

fiber Alpacas are fibre producing animals. Alpaca fibre is one of the finest animal fibres in the world. It is comparable to mohair, cashmere and other rare fibres.

Properties of Vegetable/Plant/Cellulosic fibres

fiber Chemically, cotton is the purest vegetable fibre, containing >90% cellulose with little or no lignin.