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Testing Denier Size - ASTM D1907 (Video)

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Importance of Having Accurate Industrial Yarn Specifications

Example Yarn Specification SheetIndustrial yarn is designed and engineered to be incorporated into products where oftentimes, a functional requirement supersedes aesthetic considerations. Used by non-apparel industry product manufacturers, industrial yarns are typically a component part of a product to enhance the strength, durability, performance and other high-value properties of the product.

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Water Blocking Test Method for Industrial Yarns - Wire & Cable

When yarn used in a wire and cable application prevents access of water and moisture to the critical elements - it is considered to be waterblocking. This feature is also known as water swellable or water absorbent. There are also various treatments that can be applied to a yarn to enhance its waterblocking characteristics. The most important function is that the yarn absorbs or blocks water in a way that stops water from causing damage to your product.

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What is ASTM D4974? Hot Air Shrinkage Test for Yarn & Cord Explained

Synthetic yarns like nylon and polyester are typically known for their high shrinkage rate. In order to permanently set the physical properties of these materials after extrusion, they are stretched or drawn at elevated temperatures under tension during the manufacturing process, also known as heat setting. When stretched under these elevated temperatures, changes in physical properties happen and the crystallinity of these synthetic yarns is modified. The general physical properties of the thread or yarn can be adjusted by selecting the specific conditions under which the yarn is drawn, bringing the desired property changes to the material. Heat setting also stabilizes the yarn for future exposure to heat.

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How to Test Non-Wicking Properties of Yarns and Fibers for Wire and Cable

Manufacturers of wire and cable understand the importance of preventing moisture from making contact with fiber optics. Conducting a water wicking test for yarn and thread used in the manufacturing process can help with product evaluation, as well as save time and money in the long term.

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ASTM D7016 - Importance of fire retardant sewing thread in mattresses

Many products use components created in places other than the final assembly site. Each component must itself conform to safety standards. The logic here is that if something is composed of parts that each pass safety tests, the final product will be safety compliant. A mattress is such a product, and its materials must be fire resistant so that the product sold to consumers can be deemed safe.

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How To Check For and Measure Excessive Twist in Yarn and Thread

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There is nothing worse than trying to handle a yarn or thread that snarls and kinks up on you while trying to process it.  I have always been a believer in quantifying conditions and therefore developed a method for measuring the amount of torque remaining in a yarn or thread, with the resulting units of measure being referred to as Twist Balance (TB).

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Testing Denier Size - ASTM D1907 (Video)

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Example Yarn Specification SheetIndustrial yarn is designed and engineered to be incorporated into products where oftentimes, a functional requirement supersedes aesthetic considerations. Used by non-apparel industry product manufacturers, industrial yarns are typically a component part of a product to enhance the strength, durability, performance and other high-value properties of the product.

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When yarn used in a wire and cable application prevents access of water and moisture to the critical elements - it is considered to be waterblocking. This feature is also known as water swellable or water absorbent. There are also various treatments that can be applied to a yarn to enhance its waterblocking characteristics. The most important function is that the yarn absorbs or blocks water in a way that stops water from causing damage to your product.

Read more

Synthetic yarns like nylon and polyester are typically known for their high shrinkage rate. In order to permanently set the physical properties of these materials after extrusion, they are stretched or drawn at elevated temperatures under tension during the manufacturing process, also known as heat setting. When stretched under these elevated temperatures, changes in physical properties happen and the crystallinity of these synthetic yarns is modified. The general physical properties of the thread or yarn can be adjusted by selecting the specific conditions under which the yarn is drawn, bringing the desired property changes to the material. Heat setting also stabilizes the yarn for future exposure to heat.

Read more

Manufacturers of wire and cable understand the importance of preventing moisture from making contact with fiber optics. Conducting a water wicking test for yarn and thread used in the manufacturing process can help with product evaluation, as well as save time and money in the long term.

Read more

Many products use components created in places other than the final assembly site. Each component must itself conform to safety standards. The logic here is that if something is composed of parts that each pass safety tests, the final product will be safety compliant. A mattress is such a product, and its materials must be fire resistant so that the product sold to consumers can be deemed safe.

Read more
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There is nothing worse than trying to handle a yarn or thread that snarls and kinks up on you while trying to process it.  I have always been a believer in quantifying conditions and therefore developed a method for measuring the amount of torque remaining in a yarn or thread, with the resulting units of measure being referred to as Twist Balance (TB).

Read more