Narrow Fabrics – tapes, braids, and webbings
Narrow Fabrics for Industrial, Medical, Automotive, Aerospace, Marine, and Military Uses
Narrow Fabrics often appear in surprising places, enabling healing, harnessing wiring, in war zones and on training grounds, and in the manufacturing of products as different as surfboards and automobiles.
Creel is Independent of the warping system; the threads are fed from bobbins placed on it as per required design. The creels are simply designed of metallic frames on which the feeding bobbins are fitted and are equipped with yarn tensioning devices, which in modern machines are fitted with automatic control device with centralized tension control variation system. Moreover, the creels are equipped with yarn breakage monitoring systems which stop the warping machine whenever any yarn breakage occurs. The creel capacity is the parameter on which the number of warping sections or beams depends; it should be as high as the installation type and planning permit; the usual creel capacity amounts today to 800-1200 bobbins. Various solutions have been designed to reduce the time required to load the creel and thus increase the warping performance. When standard creels are used, the most cost-effective solution is, provided that there is sufficient room available, to use two creels for one and the same warping machine; in fact, while one of the two creels is used for warping, the other creel can be creeled up again. In this case, it is advisable that the reserve creel is equipped with comb holder and that the warp threads are already drawn through the dents of the combs. This way the loss of time caused by creel change can be minimized.
The technology used for weaving narrow width fabrics is carried on narrow width looms called needle or tape looms. Today, developments under conventional as well as technical textiles with various weaving technology for narrow width fabrics is rapidly increasing and potentially high demand for such products can be anticipated. Entrepreneurs can leverage this technology to launch innovative products with high unique selling proposition (USP).
Modern narrow machines are equipped with Computer Aided Design (CAD), jacquard, pattern creation and programming software for creating contemporary fabrics. Narrow fabrics using materials such as polypropylene, polyester, cotton, nylon, carbon, Dyneema, aramid is more suitable for a wide range of applications such as garments, bags, shoelaces, fancy ribbons, sandals, wristbands, safety belts, waist belts, and industrial belts.