Friday, 27 June 2008
Normally it so happens that in text books, one comes to know about various fabrics, but one cannot visualise them as no illustrated picture of fabrics is provided. This presentation depicts the pictures of following fabrics in a beautiful manner: toile, ticking, tapestry, burlap, chintz, gingham, calico, damask, muslin, eyelet, chenille, silk, moire and denim.
This presentation, on Indian Textile Industry, deals with market overview, government regulations and policy and business opportunities in India. It talks about some interesting facts such as:
1. Panipat produces 75% of all blankets produced in India
2. Tirupur contributes 80% of the country's hosiery exports.
3. Ludhiana makes 95% of total woollen knitwear produced.
4. 80% of total textiles is produced in clusters( 70 in number)
It also talks about Indian rank in raw material production: Jute--> 1st, Silk--> second, cotton--> third, synthetics--> fifth and wool--> eleventh.
This write-up introduces textile printing in a very easy to understand and succint way. It talks about all the techniques of textile printing, has lots of diagrams and it describes advantages and disadvantages of each style of prining in a pointwise manner. Very useful for students and professionals.
Thursday, 26 June 2008
Spinnovation is the magazine for spinning mills. Published twice a year by sussen, Germany, it goes into depth of technological innovation in yarn manufacturing technology. Spinnovation 23 discusses the historical review of the top weighing arm, new generation of navels, microdust and trash analyser, compact spinning system, modernisation for SE9 machines and melanging with MDTA 3.
This is an introductory lecture by Mike Pailthrope on wool fabric finishing. It includes the topics such as relaxation shrinkage, consolidation, swelling, felting and wool finishing such as scouring, carbonizing, crabbing, milling, hydroextraction, back rolling, scutching, conditioning, shearing and singeing and decatising.
Wednesday, 25 June 2008
Here is an easy guide to textile processes and fabric knowledge
Friday, 20 June 2008
Tuesday, 17 June 2008
Friday, 13 June 2008
Its amazing how internet is opening worlds of hitherto unknown or hidden recipes to the general world. Dyeing receipes are always considered to be sacrosanct and dyers normally keep them close to their heart. But here I discovered this site "Encyclopedia Of Practical Receipts And Processes - by William B. Dick" which has laid bare all the hidden formule of alchemy to the community.
Wednesday, 11 June 2008
Friday, 6 June 2008
I have received a query from one of my blog readers who wants to know more about bi-stretch denim manufacturing. I feel there are some specific issues that need to be delt with while dealing with bi-stretch fabric at the manufacturing stage:
1. How to control yarns at the ball warping, rope dyeing and the rebeaming stage.
2. Changes in looms to be done to handle stretch warp and stretch weft. It includes issues such as width control and others.
3. Sanforisation and skew control at the finishing stage.
If someone can contribute to this blog regarding these questions, she/he is most welcome.
Tuesday, 3 June 2008
A colorfast test helps you decide which fabrics are going to bleed in the wash
-Fill a glass with hot water.
-Add a drop of detergent.
-Place a scrap of fabric into the water.
-Let fabric soak for a few minutes.
-Remove fabric from water. Blot with a white paper towel.If dye bleeds into the towel, redo the test with the same fabric scrap. If it still bleeds, then there is a problem