The developments in spinning technology and their impact on the production and quality of yarns are examined, with the major challenges for the textile industry being production, cost and quality. The upsurge in research on new technologies such as jet spinning and compact spinning are noted, yielding higher production and improved quality respectively. The world lead of Murata, Japan, in jet spinning is illustrated through description of the latest Murata Vortex Spinning machine and its high speeds. Cotton Incorporated has also used the system to obtain good quality 100% cotton yarns. Further technical details of the jet spinning process are provided, with a few processing stages eliminated, lowering production costs. Friction spinning is discussed through the Dref 2000 patented technology from Fehrer giving flexibility, higher spinning speeds and low energy costs. Further information is supplied. "Compact Spinning" is another new spinning system from Rieter Textile Systems, the "ComforSpin" system, manufacturing Com4® yarns. The process is described with the properties of the yarns and other advantages.
|Number of pages||2|
|Specialist publication||ATA Journal|
|State||Published - 2001|