Compression wear is used in medical to sportswear garments. In medical area compression garments prevents risk of deep vein thrombosis, varicose veins, healed venous ulcer etc.
While in sports it is commonly worn by athletes and people doing exercise to prevent chafing and rashes.
Compression wear are a type of garment that fit tightly around the skin, while simultaneously exerting pressure on the area worn on.
The major composition of a compression wear garment is spandex fiber.
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Dry spinning is the most efficient and widely used way of manufacturing spandex filament. At Indorama Industries Limited we have since the beginning used “Dry-spinning” to manufacture our spandex yarn.
In simpler terms “Dry spinning” of spandex is explained as below:
1. In this process initially raw materials are dissolved together to form a solvent which is then used for further process. The dissolution takes place in presence of a volatile solvent, which evaporates when heat is applied to it
2. The solution produced from above step is then filtered to make it suitable for further processing
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Intimate wear term is an umbrella term consisting of many clothing items like bra, panties, lingerie, sports bra, nightgowns, shape-wear, loungewear etc.
In the 21st century, intimate wear has taken a new turn which started 3 years back with the beginning of the year 2015. It is no longer a secret that has to be kept hidden in our wardrobes; it is now the “Talk-of-the-town”. Intimate wear is now put out there to flaunt and to be used as a fashion statement.
All this started to unfold when the “Athleisure” trend hit the market in 2015. “Athleisure” is now not only a trend in the fashion/apparel industry but it is a new key driver which is in the front seat driving the apparel industry’s every move.
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Just like any other yarn, Air Covered Yarn also experiences some faults which are caused mainly by two issues – Positional Faults and General Faults. Below are some of the faults that are seen in Air Covered Yarn.
- Positional causes:
- Damaged/worn guides
- Dirty heaters
- Damaged friction discs
- Waste on feed rollers/bowl
- Mechanical damage to supply yarn
- General Causes:
- Draw ratio too high
- Heater temperature too high
- Speed ratio too high
- D/Y ratio too low
- Supply type/finish unsuitable
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Package winding conditions in Air Covered Yarn, should be kept in check to ensure resulting end package is optimum and as per quality standards. These conditions should be kept in control throughout entire Air covered yarn manufacturing process; any slight change in any one of these conditions at any given instant of the process will lead to variation in the end package, which may either result in faults in package or undesirable package hardness.
The package winding variables which are to be kept in constant check are as below:
- Take-up overfeed,
- Traverse speed,
- Axial/radial disturbance,
- Taper angle and
- Oil roller speed
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