Yarns could be functionalized by converting the yarns with processes and coatings, delivered in a package that fit directly into your process as easy as possible – that is also the SWIFT way.
Twisting, folding or plying
Twisting, folding or plying is terminology to describe how to transform flat yarns or rovings into a small cord, either by one or multiple twisting steps. Twisting is a common textile process which increases the processability of a certain yarn. By converting a parallel yarn into a small round cord, the filaments are more bundled and tend to protect each other from abrasion and from getting stuck in yarn guides or eyelets. For some of the high performance yarns, twisting also increases the tensile strength. Para-aramid for instance, could benefit from twisting significantly, with a strength increase from up to 30%. Twisting also increase the elongation, which could be either a positive appreciated side effect or an unwanted, negative side effect. Yarns with a certain twist show improved flex fatigue resistance which is interesting for dynamic applications. As you can imagine, every application and every individual yarn demands for its own twist. Are you ready for yarns with a twist from SWIFT?
Winding, spooling or reeling
Providing the package that would fit directly into your production process - that is our goal. The package could be a carton tube with a fixed inner diameter (ID) and maximum outer diameter (OD) with a certain length of the tube (L) for cable applications and most of the textile applications. But for processes where braiders are involved, a small braider bobbin or braider tube could be more beneficial, to reduce the handling and thus costs. Reduced handling and touching of the yarn could also increase the quality of the yarn and could potentially improve the quality of your product. For longer lengths a larger reel could be ideal to accommodate extra length compared to the standard carton tube. Longer length means longer production runs and less changes of reels. Reducing the amount of stops and restarts in the production process decreases the amount of scrap generated and again costs. Please contact us for advice.
Coating, dipping or impregnation
Industrial yarns carry a lot interesting potential in their properties. But it could be that you are looking for something extra. Something like a different color, improved adhesion, increased abrasion resistance or more conductivity. If those properties cannot obtained with one of the above mentioned mechanical processes, a coating could be very well the solution to solve that issue. Coatings could be applied in many ways and are available in various chemistries like poly-urethane, PTFE, silicon, waxes and many others.
After use, we tend to throw away woven cloth, cables, ropes, body armor and other technical textile waste. Also production waste, leftovers, cut-offs, remainders are being thrown away with the regular waste. It is good to know that technical textile waste still holds some value and could be re-used in other applications. SWIFT Fiber is keen on assisting you with the reduction of waste and landfill and recycle your technical textile waste. Please contact us to talk about the possibilities.