False Twist Texturing Method

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False Twist Texturing Method
False twist textured yarn is used to make items of clothing. (sweater image by dinostock from Fotolia.com)

The false twist texturing method is a U.S.-patented textile process. The method uses machines that twist, heat-treat and untwist synthetic yarn to create a bulkier and softer finished product.

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Process

The false twist texturing method is one of the most common texturing techniques, thanks to its simplicity and speed compared to bi-component, mechanical and shrinkage texturing methods. False twist texturing machines work by twisting and causing friction on the yarn with a tool known as a "stick disk." The yarn is then heat-treated and untwisted, which causes it to expand and "fluff out."

Function

This method is widely used in the textile industry, because the yarn is used to make mass-produced items of clothing.

Benefits

Modern machines use advanced false twist texturing technologies so that the process no longer weakens the yarn. Instead, it increases the yarn's softness, bulkiness and insulating properties, making it more suitable for use in apparel items.

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