Saturday, November 14, 2009

Stages in Cotton Processing

Cotton Processing Flow Chart

The textile industry is comprised of a diverse, fragmented group of establishments that receive and prepare fibres, transform fibres into yarn, convert the yarn into fabric or related products, and dye and finish these materials at various stages of production. The above figure shows some of the general steps involved in manufacturing cotton textiles.

Textiles generally go through three to four stages of production that may include yarn formation, fabric formation, wet processing and textile fabrication. Textile fibres are converted into yarn by grouping and twisting operations used to bind them together. Although most textile fibres are processed using spinning operations, the processes leading to spinning vary depending on whether the fibers are natural or man-made.

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