One of the most essential items that are used several times a day are towels.
Are you familiar with the velvet bath towel production process? In this article, we summarize the journey of towels from raw materials to reaching your hand.
The first step is to produce yarn from raw materials.
The raw material of the towel is cotton, which, in addition to water absorption and softness, has good color retention and durability.
Therefore, the most suitable fiber for weaving is cotton. Of course, in order to increase the durability and brightness of cotton color, it is also combined with polyester.
The main steps of towel production can be described as follows:
1- Cotton harvesting: the best thread for towel production is the thread obtained from pure cotton.
Of course, nowadays synthetic fibers or a combination of synthetic and natural fibers are also used to produce towels.
Choosing the right type of cotton with the right quality is also important in the production.
of towels because factors such as soil, water, air, light and pests can affect the purity of cotton and the length of its fibers.
2- Carding: Removing the cotton from the shell and cleaning the fibers is called carding.
It is very important that the fibers obtained in this step are continuous or repetitive and that the fibers are the same.
3- Combing: By combing, cotton fibers become longer and shorter fibers and impurities are removed. To produce quality towels, long fibers are needed.
4- Spinning: Nowadays, yarn spinning is done with modern spinning machines. The cotton fibers are placed in a rapidly rotating cylindrical container, and the short-length fibers are converted into long length fibers.
5- Twisting of fibers: The thickness, strength, absorbency and durability of a yarn depends on its twist. Twist refers to the number of strands of yarn that are wrapped around each inch of yarn.
6- Dyeing and weaving: according to the style of production of towels, the stage of weaving and dyeing is determined. For example, in all kinds of towels such as hand towels.
children’s clothes, and advertising towels, the towels are first woven and then dyed.
In other types of towels, including men’s and women’s bodysuits.
bordered towels, some hand towels, pool towels and towels with colored designs, the thread is first dyed and then woven. Hotel towels are usually offered in white.
7- Towel weaving: using advanced weaving machines.
towels with high density knots are woven. High density is very effective in the amount of water absorption, integrity and durability of the towel.