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Todd & Duncan's revolutionary High Performance Cashmere Yarn

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Mar '07
A revolutionary new cashmere yarn that can knit up to 50 per cent faster than any other cashmere on the market and maintains premium quality has been developed by Europe's leading cashmere yarn manufacturer, Todd & Duncan.

The move follows a £2 million capital investment programme in new equipment and refurbishment across departments in the Scottish based business, part of the Dawson International group.

In a trial carried out by the world's leading knitting machine manufacturer, Shima Seiki, the new High Performance Yarn demonstrated a capability to knit 50 per cent faster - at 1.0 metres per second. Its closest rival knits at an average speed of 0.65 metres per second – presenting a significant opportunity for knitwear manufacturers to improve margin.

Commenting on the breakthrough, Yoshihiro Sakuma, managing director of Shima Seiki Europe said: “The results of our trial with Todd & Duncan's new High Performance Yarn are extremely encouraging. We tested pattern type: whole garment cardigan with continuous stitch structure, in two colours – one in black and one in green."

"This pattern, particularly using black cashmere, is inherently difficult to knit, requiring some adjustment of machine speed. However, using the new yarn we were able to run the machine in excess of 1.0 metres per second without any waste. Prior to the new spinning process, the machine speed would not have exceeded 0.7 metres per second.”


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