The world of textiles

Il mondo del tessile

The intention of this report is to offer an insight into the interesting modern panorama of textiles offering the opportunity to find out more about the areas of main interest via the various links.  Fabrics are made by combining three elements, regardless of their composition, or their end use:  yarns  weaving  finishing processes YARNS can Read more about The world of textiles[…]

Orthogonal/shuttle weaving

  Fabric weaving using shuttles/orthogonal looms is the oldest and most popular method in the textile industry. The first warp weighted loom dates back to 4.000 b.C., and was further developed in the Middle Ages, followed by subsequent improvements to its technology over the centuries. The invention of the steam engine in mid 1700 made Read more about Orthogonal/shuttle weaving[…]

Knitted fabric


We should start by explaining what “KNITTED FABRIC” is and what are its main features. Knitted fabric is made by taking a section of yarn and folding it over to form a loop during the fabric manufacturing process.There are two main types of knitting machines: Weft knitting machines Warp knitting machines Both systems use needles Read more about Knitted fabric[…]

Rugs and Carpet

Tappeti moquette

Flatweave rugs  Flatweave rugs have a woven canvas (1/1) backing  and are generally made by hand. Pile rugs In addition to the traditional fabric backing with warp and weft – they are also made using a mechanical system to insert the yarn that forms the upper surface of the pile. There are also rugs whose pile Read more about Rugs and Carpet[…]

Nonwoven fabric

Tessuto non tessuto

“Nonwoven fabrics” are described as: a flat structure made entirely or substantially out of fibres arranged irregularly or in a specific pattern, that are connected to each another by being mechanically (tied) or chemically (glued) bonded together.   Nonwoven fabrics are measured in terms of their density/cm2-inch2. They are made by depositing the loose fibres Read more about Nonwoven fabric[…]