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Sectional Warping

When the yarn is wound onto the beam in sections starting with the tapered end of the beam.


Sizing is a protective process.  Identically, the process of applying a protective adhesive coating upon the surface of the yarn.

AirJet Weaving

Airjet weaving machines are the weaving machines with the highest weft insertion performance and are considered as the most productive in the manufacturing of light to medium weight fabrics.

Waterjet Weaving

Waterjet weaving machines are weaving machines with high weft insertion performance and are considered to be more energy efficient than Airjet weaving machines.

Rapier Weaving

Rapier weaving machines are a shuttle-less weaving loom whose weft yarn is carried through the warp yarns’ shed to the loom’s other side by finger like carriers known as rapiers.

Yarn Spinning

A single fibre or a blend of multiple fibres spun together to create a yarn.


An anti-static treatment that is either added to a spun yarn and woven into the fabric or applied to the surface of the fabric.

Adhesive Coating

Application of low melt adhesives to various substrates including paper.


Hot and cold cutting of woven fabric into tapes of any width.

Heat Setting

Heat setting is a term used to describe a thermal process the effect of which gives fibres, yarns or fabric dimensional stability and temperature resistance.


Calendaring is a process by which fabric ran through hot, heavy rollers at the mill. This flattens the fabric, seals the weave, and leaves one side of the fabric shiny while the other is matte/dull in appearance.


Scouring fabric removes the grease, dust, dirt and grime that fabrics encountered during the manufacturing process and transit.

PVC Coating

PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) coatings can make the fabric technology waterproof and resistant to dirt, mildew, oil, salt, chemicals and UV rays and gives the material added strength and durability.

TPU Coating

TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) coatings can make the fabric technology UV resistant, withstand extreme weather and environmental conditions and resist abrasions and punctures.


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