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The world of fibres and yarns
What do handbags, hovercrafts, habitats, hang-gliding, halyards, healthcare and horticulture have in common? Natural fibres like wool, cotton, silk, jute and linen were used to make textiles more than 5,000 years ago. Textiles, once used primarily as a means of protecting oneself from the environment and for ornamentation, has moved beyond the home into construction, transportation, aerospace, agriculture and medicare, over the last hundred years.
Weaving quality filament yarn fabrics
The weaving of filament yarns calls for a greater amount of skill and dexterity on the part of the operatives and supervisors. Many drastic changes in operating conditions and procedures and even modifications of equipment are sometimes necessary to weave these yarns. A high level of regularity along their length, the lustre and lie of filaments give the fabrics made from these yarns a sheer surface, which shows up the defects radially.