Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Clariant launches Competence Centre - Fiber in Thane

Clariant launches Competence Centre - Fiber in Thane

11
Dec '08
A facility that consolidates Clariant's leading application services and expertise for customers in the spin finish sector was formally launched at the Competence Centre – Fiber (India) in Kolshet- Thane, India.

Antistatic property, cohesive property and lubrication are some of the important properties imparted by spin finish to the fibres. In order to understand the performance of existing as well as newly developed spin finishes at the pilot plant stage and to provide technical support to the customers of fibre finish business, Clariant Chemicals (India) Limited will now provide competence through a pilot plant facility.

Some of the key equipments/services include:

• Carding Machine
The carding machine is used for individualization or separation of staple fibre such as cotton, polyester, viscose etc. The output is in the form of lap sheet or web (similar to wadding). With this machine it is possible to judge the performance of primary spin finish which has properties to control the parameters such as antistatic, cohesion and lubrication (with different formulations / concentration). The primary spin finish is applied during staple fibre manufacturing by customers such as Reliance industries, Grasim industries, Birla Cellulose etc. The performance criteria's are nep generation, fibre rupture, tendency of card loading etc., after the application of spin finish.

The same criteria can be adopted to judge the performance of secondary spin finishes (with different formulations/concentration) which is applied after dyeing in exhaust process or with overspray technique in spinning mills on own / dope dyed polyester, viscose, cotton fiber and their blends.

• Draw Frame
The drawing machine is used for the parallelization of the fibre which is delivered by carding machine. The output is in the form of sliver where all the fibres are along the axis of the sliver. The delivered sliver can be used to judge the performance of fibre finish which is applied during fibre manufacturing or after the fibre is dyed (in exhaust process) or yarn manufacturing by over spray technique. The output sliver is generally checked for lapping tendency and cohesive force. These two parameters are used for judging the performance of fibre finish.

• Ring Frame
The sliver which is the output of draw frame is fed to miniature ring frame to spin yarn having the count range from 1 Ne to 120 Ne. The delivered yarn can be used to judge the performance of fibre finish which is applied during fibre manufacturing, after fibre dyeing (in exhaust process) or in yarn manufacturing by over spray technique. The output, i.e. the yarn is checked for lapping tendency, uniformity of yarn, breaking strength of yarn etc.

This pilot plant facility will help to ensure benefit to the customer on performance of the chemicals used for spin finish in the production stage. Furthermore, it will offer an advantage to the customer in resolving problems on the shop floor with respect to yarn quality.

Clariant Chemicals (India) Limited


Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 19th Oct 2021

11 European nations seek ambitious measures to tackle waste in textile

Eleven European countries—Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, ...

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 19th Oct 2021

Industrial units in Vietnam’s HCM City hit by labour shortage

Several Vietnamese industries, especially labour-intensive ones like...

Pic: German Embassy Phnom Penh

Textiles | On 19th Oct 2021

Consortium comprising GIZ, others to address textile waste in Cambodia

An international consortium initiated by Deutsche Gesellschaft für...

Interviews View All

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Luxury is not just about high prices but ability to create desire

Footwear Industry, Footwear Retailers

Footwear Industry
Footwear Retailers

Still struggling to mop up higher sales

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Extension of RoSCTL to boost textile exports

Nantas Montonati,

Nantas Montonati

The Riri Group is a one-stop supplier of metal accessories for the luxury...

Chini Chouhan,

Chini Chouhan

Founded by Chini Chouhan, her eponymous brand specialises in women's...

Susan Bhaktul,

Susan Bhaktul

Established in 2000 as a liaison with the Government of India, Industree...

Dr Anup Rakshit, ITTA

Dr Anup Rakshit
ITTA

The Indian Technical Textile Association (ITTA) is the only association of ...

Suresh Patel, Non Woven Federation of India

Suresh Patel
Non Woven Federation of India

The Non Woven Federation of India (NWFI), representing the regional...

Kevin Young & Tom Lucas, Web Industries

Kevin Young & Tom Lucas
Web Industries

Web Industries is a precision formatter of nonwoven materials used in baby ...

Sarah Denise Cordery, Sarah Denise Studio

Sarah Denise Cordery
Sarah Denise Studio

Manchester, England-based Sarah Denise Studio provides relevant fashion...

Manish Malhotra, Label Manish Malhotra

Manish Malhotra
Label Manish Malhotra

A multitalented designer and founder of an eponymous label, Manish...

Seema Gujral, Label Seema Gujral

Seema Gujral
Label Seema Gujral

<b>Seema Gujral</b>'s designs for her eponymous label revolve around...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


October 2021

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Advanced Search