Natural Fibers

Yarn formation can be performed once textile fibers are uniform and have cohesive surfaces. To achieve this, natural fibers are first cleaned to remove impurities and are then subjected to a series of brushing and drawing steps designed to soften and align the fibers. The following describes the main steps used for processing wool and cotton. Although equipment used for cotton is designed somewhat differently from that used for wool, the machinery operates in essentially the same fashion.