CHENILL

 

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Due to its apparent softness, chenille has become the material of choice of many textile designers worldwide. The softness and brightness of chenille refine the appearance and the style of thousands of everyday items, including apparel, outdoor textiles, interior décor textiles, draperies, blankets and rugs.

Chenille is a yarn with hair, which has been produced commercially since 1970, when the machinery used for the productive activity gave life to a finished product with variable features. The introduction of modern machines in Europe and North America in the early ‘90s has provided a considerable increase in productive quality and has allowed chenille to become a yarn introduced on an international level.

NATURE

Chenille yarn consists of a short thread with a ring spun or filament effect, which is kept together by two fine yarn strings, highly twined together. The short thread is called effect, while the twined one is called core. Chenille yarn can be produced in association with a wide array of fibres, including cotton, viscose (rayon), acrylic, polyester and polypropylene, as well as in a very wide range of thread counts: from 0.2 up to nm. 12,000.

Through conspicuous investments in research and development and thanks to a proprietary know-how, our company is able to produce chenilles with very fine thread counts (up to 18,000 nm.) and also has one of the highest qualitative standards on an international level, with a maximum tolerance on thread counts of ± 5%.

NATURE

Chenille yarn consists of a short thread with a ring spun or filament effect, which is kept together by two fine yarn strings, highly twined together. The short thread is called effect, while the twined one is called core. Chenille yarn can be produced in association with a wide array of fibres, including cotton, viscose (rayon), acrylic, polyester and polypropylene, as well as in a very wide range of thread counts: from 0.2 up to nm. 12,000.

Through conspicuous investments in research and development and thanks to a proprietary know-how, our company is able to produce chenilles with very fine thread counts (up to 18,000 nm.) and also has one of the highest qualitative standards on an international level, with a maximum tolerance on thread counts of ± 5%.

PRODUCTIVE PROCESS

 

The chenille is produced using machinery that has been designed in such a way to be able to combine the effect and the core together: this is done by wrapping the effect around a short stem made out of polished metal, called “calibre”, through which a blade that cuts the hair in short bits is passed. The core, following the passing of the calibre, is pressed onto the bits through the use of a rotating metal gear, and the yarn obtained is then driven into the traditional ring twisting machine.

 

The twisting process ensures that the two ends of the core become wrapped around and closely hold together the short extremities of the effect and the size of the above-mentioned “calibres” determines the thread count of the finished yarn.

 

Namely, the yarn’s re-coning process, through the use of a cone or cylinder, is carried out by employing an electronic yarn cleaner, a specific control mechanism regulated to eliminate the tracts without effect, or without hair, deriving from the characteristics of the fabrication process of chenille. In the event of a chenille section without the minimum specified upper effect, namely 3 mm., a blade is activated that proceeds to cut the thread. At this point, the operator proceeds to cut the product where the effect is missing, and then reconnects the thread and resumes the coning process.

 

Even the process of knotting chenille is carried out by employing a proprietary process. In fact, our company has come up with a special knot that our operators apply on a daily basis onto millions of kilograms of finished product each year and by the high efficacy consolidated in time.

 

EFFECT

The production process of chenille makes it so that the effect is extended in a single direction and so that, in the moment of working a product in a textile, light will reflect differently if seen from one side or another with an angle of 180°.

 

This so-called reflection effect is one of the most appreciated characteristics of the products manufactured by using chenille. For this reason, the direction of the effect must be carefully monitored during the different manufacturing stages, as well as during the following transformation processes of the chenille end product.

EFFECT

The production process of chenille makes it so that the effect is extended in a single direction and so that, in the moment of working a product in a textile, light will reflect differently if seen from one side or another with an angle of 180°.

This so-called reflection effect is one of the most appreciated characteristics of the products manufactured by using chenille. For this reason, the direction of the effect must be carefully monitored during the different manufacturing stages, as well as during the following transformation processes of the chenille end product.

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(+39) 0574 79 241

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