Indian Journal of Fibre & Textile Research
Vol. 31, March 2006, pp. 125-133


Technological innovations in woven fabric manufacturing process


P K Banerjee


The key to the gradual evolution of woven fabric manufacturing process has been traced to the introduction of the gripper shuttle, application of electronics and widespread use of composite materials in the modern looms. The cascading effect on the development of peripheral hardware and software as also on the yarn preparatory systems has been highlighted. Further innovations in some core areas should make the ‘Computer Integrated Manufacture’ a distinct possibility.

Keywords: Composite, Cone winding, Fabric manufacturing, Multiphase weaving, Sizing, Shuttleless loom, Weft insertion, Woven construction

IPC Code:          Int. Cl.8 D03D, D03J