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What is "Combing" - Definition & Explanation

A process for removing short fibers. The process enables cotton to be spun into very fine, lustrous yarns for high quality fabrics.
The removal of short fibers or noils from material so that the resulting yarn be composed of larger fibers. The comb straightens and arranges them in parallel order.
Drawing the already carded fibers through a set of spiked blocks in order to align the fibers in a parallel arrangement. This is done prior to spinning.
The combing process is an additional step beyond carding. In this process the fibers are arranged in a highly parallel form, and additional short fibers are removed, producing high quality yarns with excellent strength, fineness, and uniformity.
A second process in producing natural fibers that removes very short fibers, leaving longer, stronger fibers that will produce high-quality fabrics.
The process of extracting fibers below a predetermined length from cotton sliver and straightening the remaining fibers to make them parallel.
A process in which fibers or yarns are arranged in a parallel form and short fibers are cut, producing a more even fabric with excellent strength, fineness, and uniformity.
Combing is a method for preparing fiber for spinning by use of combs. The combs used have long metal teeth, and hardly resemble the comb used on hair.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

A plain weave fabric with even or close to even thread counts in warp and weft. Often of cotton. Carded yarn versions are used for inexpensive apparel, furniture covers and as a base for laminates....
A cylindrical or slightly tapered barrel, with or without flanges, for holding slubbings, rovings (q.v.) or yarns. (The term is usually qualified to indicate the purpose for which it is used, e.g....
The tendency of a yarn to become fuller-looking when wetted and dried under certain conditions. In practice, the overall yarn diameter increases slightly-resulting in a "halo effect" or softer...
A Blister Or Puffed Effect On The Surface Of The Fabric . It May Be The Result Of Chemical Treatment Of The Fabric Or The Result Of Using Different Yarns, Yarns Under Different Tension, Or Yarns Of...
A typical uncut pile weave fabric. This fabric is formed by using two sets of warp yarns. One set of warp is under very little tension; when the filling yarns are packed into place, these loose yarns...

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