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Quality measures for reed-manufacturers and weaving mills

Objective


- Requirement profile for the measurements of reeds, which shows for the first time, what features the reed manufacturers must be measured to get an objective, 100% control of their reeds;
- Test unit, which enables to measured the different features in an objective way and enables to make a 100% control of a reed;
- Test certificate with quality label, which enables the reed manufacturers to demonstrate that they produce reeds with a high quality level.
In Europe the demands regarding the quality of woven cloth, especially fabrics in the technical and high fashionable field, are constantly increasing. The total European production volume of woven fabrics is 1,4 million tons per year. The reed as a central element of the weaving process influences the product quality decisively. Producing a high-quality woven cloth depends on a high-quality reed. Up to now, the determination of the reed quality is done by subjective spot checks using unsufficient methods. The aim of this research project is to develop suitable measures to assure the quality for the production of improved reeds. Based on the description and classification of reed faults and reed-caused fabric faults, a test unit for an objective quality control will be developed. It enables to establish a quality label for the European weaving industry. The cooperation of European reed manufacturers and weavers together with development partners from industry and university enables to combine industrial experience and know-how with institutional research. The partners will benefit due to the results of this project by: - increasing reed and fabric quality, - reducing quality losses and claim rates, - improving the inner European cooperation of customers and producers and - strengthening their position in the global market as a consequence.

Funding Scheme

CRS - Cooperative research contracts

Coordinator

Burckle & Cie. S.A.
Address
9,Route Bourbach Le Haut 9
68290 Bourbach Le Bas
France

Participants (6)

AACHEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Germany
Address
18,Eilfschornsteinstrasse 18
52062 Aachen
F.A. Kümpers GmbH. & Co.
Germany
Address
22-30,Basilikastrasse 22-30
48429 Rheine
FEG TEXTILTECHNIK FORSCHUNGS- UND ENTWICKLUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Germany
Address
Juelicher Strasse 338
52070 Aachen
Heinrich Derix Betriebsgesellschaft mbH
Germany
Address
7-9,Auf Dem Feldchem 7-9
47919 Grefrath
Marinho SA Lda
Portugal
Address
194,Rua De 5 Outubro 194
4470 Maia
Zanfrini Srl
Italy
Address
Via Socrate S.n.c.
22070 Casnate Bernate Como