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WOOL TYPE SPINNING

Wool type spinning is not only one specific spinning technique. It comprises woolen, worsted, siro and carpet yarn spinning. Swicofil explains how these techniques work, where the differences are and for what enduse wool type spinning is appropriate.

WHAT IS WOOL TYPE SPINNING?

Wool type spinning, not to be confused with woolen spinning, is an umbrella term for the following techniques:
 
  • woolen spinning
  • worsted spinning
  • siro spinning
  • carpet yarn spinning

The name wool type spinning originates from the historical processing of wool. It is however quite common these days to also use other materials with wool type spinning. Requirements for the materials to be used with wool type spinning is be cut in a length of between circa 60-120mm. Most popular cutlengths are between 70-90mm.

In contrary to cotton type spinning where mostly uniformly cut fibers are used, it is possible for wool type spinning to use VC fibers - fibers that are of variable cut (VC). Due to the different lengths of the fibers (e.g. fibers with a cutlength of 76 up to 127mm), the spun yarn receives the "fuzzy wool" characteristic. 

Swicofil is able to source suitable fibers of various materials for your wool type spinning application. Please contact us and let us know all your requirements as per inquiry checklist.

END USES FOR WOOL TYPE SPUN FIBERS

Yarns made by wool type spinning are mostly used for weaving (e.g. apparel such as trouser farbic) or for carpet production.


 

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