Traditional spinning methods involve the use
of cards, special instruments for cleansing, disentangling and collecting
The INTEXTER project used modern card sets in
combination with alternative unconventional spinning technologies
to increase the productivity and efficiency of carded yarn production.
Going well beyond the state of the art, the project optimised the
entire wool carding and spinning process. Two complete card sets
and two new spinning machines were developed, stressing automation
at various levels. Used fibres can now also be recycled using the
new process, thus closing the textile life cycle. The project has
resulted in a patent.
Application of the new system has had
a significant positive impact on the SME partner, and, given that
most enterprises within the textile sector are SMEs, partners hope
the results of the project will mean increased competitiveness for
the European textile industry as a whole.