Importance of Relative Humidity in the Textile Industry
Why is humidity control important for Textile Industry
The atmospheric conditions with respect to temperature and humidity play very important role in the manufacturing process of textile yarns. The properties like dimensions, weight, tensile strength, elastic recovery, electrical resistance, rigidity etc. of all textile fiber whether natural or synthetic are influenced by moisture regain
Problems experienced due to Humidity in the Textile Industry
Poor quality and lower productivity. Fibre/yarns that are kept in a low humidified area, is generally weaker, thinner, more breakable, less elastic, creates extra chafing.
Prone to Static Electricity.
Textile weights are standardised at 60%RH and 20°C. Low humidity causes lower material weight and lowered profits.
Fabric shrinkages are caused by low humidity levels.
Advantages of Humidity Control in the textile Industry
- Increases productivity and product quality
- Reduces production downtime
- Reduces operating costs
- Protection against electrostatic discharge
- Humidification control lessens fly and micro-dust particles, ensuring a healthier and further comfortable working atmosphere.