Textile The textile industry is primarily concerned with the production of yarn, and cloth and the subsequent design or manufacture of clothing and their distribution. Did you know that Gas plays a significant role in the production of the fabrics that we wear every day? The four main steps in the production of textile fabrics … Continue reading “Textile”
The textile industry is primarily concerned with the production of yarn, and cloth and the subsequent design or
manufacture of clothing and their distribution.
Did you know that Gas plays a significant role in the production of the fabrics that we wear every day? The four
main steps in the production of textile fabrics are:
Glass is passed through Gas flames for one or more of the following reasons:
- Fabric Preparation
These require several energy-consuming processes for which Gas has been found to be a suitable fuel. These
processes are: Bath heating (for cleaning, bleaching and dyeing), Drying, print drying, thread singeing (burning
off projected yarn for a better fabric finish), calendaring (another finishing process), dyeing, polymerization as well
as Ironing. Steam is also generated using Gas fired boilers.
Gas has multiple advantages in that it is clean and flexible, easy to maintain and produces a high thermal yield.
Hot air is the medium used for drying in all forms of industrial, commercial and agricultural processes.
Air can be heated directly (from fuels, electric resistances & quenching processes) as well as indirectly (via heat
Direct air heating using fuels involves mixing the air with combustion products. This leaves the air output highly
susceptible to contamination (from sulphur compounds, soot, heavy metals and unburnt compounds) when
heavier, dirtier fuels are used (e.g. fuel oil).
Direct heating using Gas meets cleanliness requirements for numerous processes especially in the chemical,
pharmaceutical and food industries. The combustion product stream can sometimes be delivered from the flue
gas from another process hence providing good energy conservation.
Gas is also used as a supplementary heat source for other drying processes e.g. quenching processes.
Gas-powered drying technology is used extensively in the textile industry but also various other processes in
industry as well as in agricultural crop drying and commercial tumble dryers.
Singe and burn down
Though fabric singeing is a well-established and long known process, it is relevance today to the modern finisher is
greater than ever before. The constant demand for better quality fabrics, particularly blended fabrics with their
susceptibility to pilling, has focused more attention on the singeing machines.
Gas powered singeing machines can eliminate pilling of polyester blends, improve the fabric surface and retaining soft
fabric while fabric tension is controlled throughout the machine in accordance with the type of fabric being singed. It can
also be used for singeing single yarns, twisted high-grade yarns for voiles, poplins, mercerized knitting yarns and
sewing threads, especially mercerized and embroidery yarns.
With Gas singeing machine, the fabric can pass over a burning gas flame at such a speed that only the protruding fibres
burn, and the main body of the fabric is not damaged by the flame with efficient and superior quality.
- Gas singeing machine has good safety measures. The burners, control systems and auxiliary equipment are constantly
monitored by a safety system which automatically turns off the machine in the event of any malfunction. Its flexibility
with individual spindle drive helps to increase significantly the production efficiency.
- It provides flame with high mechanical and thermal energy to quickly burn thermoplastic protruding fibres without any
molten beads formation
- Clean, smooth fabric surface.
- Highest flexibility with individual spindle drive.
- Best reproducible singeing quality.
- Clearly distinguishable fabric structure.
- Reduced soiling tendency.
- Clear outlines of patterns on printed fabrics
- Most Gas run singeing and burning down machines can run on Gas and/ or Petrol and as such affords a
maintenance free operation