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Insights

Why 3D printing is gaining traction in textile sector?

3D printing enriches the work of the textile and fashion industry and motivates future designers and scientists to engage in further exploration, informs Dr K H Prabhu.

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Biosynthetic fibres gaining interest in the textile industry

Here, Dr K H Prabhu highlights the importance of biosynthetic fibres, the feedstocks, market potential and also discusses the important fibres such as Polylactic acid (PLA), Poly Trimethylene Teraphthalate (Bio-PTT), Biobased Polyethylene Terephthalate (Bio-PET), Bio-based Polyamides (BioPA).

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Know the key process variables in vortex spinning

The yarn structure and the quality of the yarns produced from vortex spinning has more relationship with process variables during the yarn manufacture, explains Dr G Nagarajan.

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Sports Textiles – Your Road to Success

Technical textiles have been classified in to various categories such as industrial textiles, agro textiles, medical textiles, geo textiles and so on. Amongst the various textiles in which the individual textile occupies relative importance to the other, Sports textiles contribute 10% of the world technical textile market.

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Fundamentals of Roving twist in short staple spinning

Twist in the roving for cotton yarn spinning is calculated based on the premise that the twist is directly proportional to the square root of the size (hank) of the roving material in the English system. Spinners have customarily used staple length as major criteria in deciding the twist in roving, no doubt that the staple length of fibres is the chief criterion while buying and selling of cotton.

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Tips to reduce defects in knitted fabric

Yarn quality plays a significant role in the downstream processes like knitting and weaving. The performance of the yarn in knitting and weaving are judged by the stoppages of the machine, defects in the fabric produced. Any abnormality in the fabric due to defects would impair the aesthetics character of the fabric. Although fibre and yarn qualities are equally important for their performance in knitting, many mechanical variables affect the avoidable defects in the knitted fabrics.

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Spinning - Performance improvement

One of our clients has an installed capacity of 25,000+ spindles. The mill has a wide range of modern machineries from Blowroom to Autoconer, Warping, Sizing and 150+ Airjet looms.

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Smart Textiles - an Overview

Many researches both in domestic and at international level has been done on the advanced textile applications like smart fibres and smart textiles in the recent years. This article disseminates the informations related to smart fibres and textiles, their application areas like medical care, protective clothing, shape memory textiles, sports textiles etc. No doubt that smart textiles have wide application and prospects in the near future similar to the smart phones.

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Significance of Color Grade in Cotton fibre mixing

Among the various natural cellulosic fibres available, cotton fibre still rules the textile sector due to its inherent properties and ease of blending with other regenerated and synthetic fibres. While mixing, spinners pay more attention on fibre micronaire, length, strength etc, color of cotton assumes significant position during mixing to avoid shade variation complaints on fabrics. This article deals with the color assessment methods and selection of cotton for mixing.

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Effect of Spindle Lift in Ring Frames on Productivity and Energy

In spinning mills, power consumption plays a major role in the yarn manufacturing cost. Ring frames consume power of around 42 -55% when compared to that of the other preparatory machineries. Furthermore, the yarn content in the cop is around 55 to 60 gms only depending upon the count spun. To produce this weight of yarn, more power is required to drive the spindles to run at the maximum speed and efficiency with acceptable waste levels. Nevertheless with those disadvantages, ring spinning system is universally applicable that most of the fibres can be spun to required fineness.

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Yarn recovery: The He(art) of spinning

Yarn recovery is becoming a big challenge for spinning industry to cut down the cost due to the current spike in cotton prices. When the going gets tough sure the tough get going”. In general, raw material cost is around 55 to 65% in percentage of sales turnover. Even a marginal improvement in yarn recovery would lead to stunning results. In this article, TG Sarathy explains the methodology to maximise the yarn recovery through complete process reengineering.

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Man-Made Textile And Apparel Industry In Bangladesh Opportunities & Growth Potential

Textile and Apparel industry has witnessed significant growth over the past few decades. The global T&A trade stood at a value of 818 Bn USD in the year 2019 having grown at a CAGR of 3% over the last 10 years. Of the 818 Bn USD global trade, majority share is claimed by apparel with a total of 470 Bn USD. Fabric and yarn are the second and third largest traded categories.

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Global Cotton Textile Industry An Analysis TTS Presentation At The Indian Cotton Conference

Factors such as increasing concern towards the adverse impact of synthetic fibers combined with the growing emphasis on reducing the usage of plastic-based materials are expected to fuel the growth of the Cotton Textile Industry.

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Cotton Management System & Process Control: A Case Study

Cotton determines about 60 to 70 per cent of yarn manufacturing cost, working performance and desired yarn quality. Cotton procurement system and cotton sampling and testing methods are an integral part of the manufacturing process. This article highlights the authors experience and challenges in setting right the cotton management in toto to achieve the objective improve yarn quality and productivity in a large spinning mill.

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Improving Productivity Of Spinning Mill

The unit had a culture of everyone is responsible but no one is accountable. KPIs were developed with standards for spindle point production, utilisation, quality, yarn realisation, power consumption per kilogram of yarn produced, man power employed per 1,000 spindles and manufacturing cost per kilogram of yarn. Every individual was assigned responsibility and held accountable, performance incentive linked to the results. After a year of close follow-up, the performance culture was set in.

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Integrated Textile Park Scheme 2021

Indian Government has announced the New Textile Parks Scheme Mega Integrated Textile Region & Apparels Park (MITRA) - in its 2021 Budget. With a vision to strengthen country�s position in Global Textile & Apparel Marketplace, the scheme aims at specifically strengthening India�s....

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