For a long time, high production and high speed were the most important factors in carpet weaving. Recently, a new aspect in the production has become important: flexibility. Carpet weavers want to weave different styles, qualities,…and change quickly. Flexibility is as or even more) important as productivity. he developments in raw materials contribute positively to this new rend. New dying techniques, chemical compounds, treatments,…improve the quality and increase the choice of raw material.Another definite contributor are the new developments and technical improvements of the weaving machines. The use of electronics,microprocessors, networking,…help fulfilling the increasing
demand for more colours and flexibility in style. The carpet designers can now use their full creativity.The aim of Van de Wiele is to keep fulfilling, as much as possible, the demands of the carpet industry. The Van de Wiele machinery covers abroad range of applications and carpet styles (see table 1 & 2). This article will handle more in detail the different carpet weaving techniques and machines.
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