Problems with wrinkling during finishing?

How to produce wrinkle-free fabrics

Fabrics with wavy selvedges can lead to wrinkling during the finishing process, significantly impacting the quality and properties of the final product.

Problem no. 1: compromised aesthetics

This wrinkling diminishes the fabric’s aesthetics and results in visible defects. During dyeing and printing, it causes uneven dye coverage and patterns. Additionally, it can become permanently ingrained in the fabric structure during thermal or chemical finishing processes.

Problem no. 2: impaired functionality

Chemical treatments, such as finishes or coatings, are inconsistently applied due to wrinkling, thereby affecting the functional properties of the fabric.

Problem no. 3: increased maintenance costs

Wrinkling disrupts machine operation and escalates maintenance costs.

Problem no. 4: increased production costs

Rectifying wrinkles often necessitates additional finishing steps such as ironing or calendering, thereby escalating production costs.

Solution: the LT series from CREALET

To mitigate these issues, fabrics must arrive at the finishing plant in impeccable condition. If selvedge waviness is detected during the weaving process, exploring the use of LT3 generation may prevent it.

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