Efficient production of warp knitted terry fabric
Warp knitting technology with a firmly integrated terry loop is very resistant to thread pullers. The long service life and ecological advantages in production distinguish warp knitted terry articles from their weaving counterparts. The TM 4-TS EL does not require compressed air like conventional air-jet rapier looms and therefore consumes around 87% less energy/kg of fabric produced. The sizing process is also eliminated in warp knitting. This saves textile chemicals, waste water and energy to the tune of approx. 0.20 US$/kg. This corresponds to about 30% of the manufacturing costs – excluding yarn – for the production of the raw material. Apart from saving costs, the terry warp knitting machine is very efficient. With a width of 186” and a speed of 800 rpm, the TM 4-TS EL produces around 1,800 kg of terry cloth weighing 400 g/m² every day in 24-hour operation. This is around 250% more than on an air-jet rapier loom.