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Classify the fault Defects in woven fabric

Defects in woven fabric are can be a result of yarn imperfections, incorrect weaving process or errors in the finishing process. They can be categorized into 3 groups: Yarn related defects, defects occurringin warp direction and defects in the filling direction. Yarn Related Defects Mixed End/ Thick End:It can be identified as the warp end having larger diameter than the other warps. Cause Occurrence of excessive count variation Accidentally missing up of counts in winding and warping Piecing up of broken ends with wrong count thread Remedies Conduct frequent inspection to make sure count mixing does not happen Slub...

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Big relief to textiles As Trump withdraws from TPP

When the first mega Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement was concluded in Novembe 2015, there were apprehensions about the impact itwould have an India’s textile and clothing (T and C)exports to the US. These apprehensions have now been put to rest, with the newly-elected US PresidentDonald Trump deciding to withdraw from TPP, bringingcheer to the T and C sector. Trump’s move wouldimmensely benefit the garment segment, which hasa big State in North America, including Canada. TheUS was the prime mover of the agreement, whichhas now lost all its importance. The TPP pact was to come into force in mid-2016...

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Where’s the bottleneck? Critical Path Method will tell you!

Any process or project can be defined as a set or series of activities that need to be carried out in order to complete that process. These activities have dependences, based on which a network of activities can be made. The longest path in duration, amongst the paths in the network, from start to end of the process, is known as the Critical Path, and the activities that make up the critical path are known as critical activities. Critical Path Method, commonly known as CPM, is a project scheduling technique used for effective project management. In this method, a project model is constructed that includes: Work breakdown structure or the list of interdependent activities of the project The specific duration or time value allocated to each activity Dependencies between the activities Importance of CPM This project scheduling method tells us: When the entire process or project will be completed, i.e. the project duration, Which activities in the project are critical, i.e. any delay in those activities can potentially delay the whole project Which activities in the project are non-critical, i.e. activities that can be late without affecting the project duration, thus providing the project a flexibility Finding project status on any given date, based on schedule and budget To identify, if there are enough resources that the project requires And, finally if the project duration has to be reduced,...

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Sustainable and Ecological Finishing Technology for Denim Jeans

Denim Jeans finishing is an important operation for value addition of the final products in the apparel business. There are numerous operations exist for fulfilling of this treatment. This article deals with the recent developments of the sustainable, environment friendly and emerging industrial approaches (Laser, Ozone and Water Jet) for the finishing treatments of the denim jeans. It is observed that finishing with laser and ozone is a reduced water treatment while water jet fading system though consumes water but assembling of water recycling system makes it ecological and economic. The adoption of these finishing technologies has brought about...

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Saving fabric and enhancing profit made easy

In the era of cut-throat competition, all the organisations are struggling to survive without the red marks on their ledgers. Every fabric house as on date is working towards a system where they can have complete control of the fabric, enabling reduction in the fabric purchases per order delivered, and in turn saving money from the beginning of the process. Especially, the wastages occurring in cutting room cut majorly into the potential saving areas of any organisation, unless workedupon properly. Although, having good markers and cutting systems essential, it also has to make sure that fabric is utilised to the maximum. Profit lines of the fabric products get affected by a plethorea of reasons including but not limited to width control, cut planning, fabric requisitions, binding requirements and laying up. Measuring the product properly from selvedge to selvedge, calculating fabric requirements for the lay through marker lengths, anticipated waste (end of rolls) and variable allowance as per the fabric type are the major components which help in analysing the marked fabric consumption per garment. Pro-cut, a system designed and developed by Methods Apparel Consultancy with experiences off many years, helps monitor every unit of fabric issued. It helps establish efficiencies of all sections of the factory including: Factory Efficiency, line, and Operator efficiencies and to encourage the facility to Build Quality into garments. Sunaina Khanna, Director of Methods Apparel...

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