Every textile product is affected by the relative humidity of the environment in which it is produced particularly natural fibers. Low air humidity can dry a fiber causing its internal moisture content to fall. If this moisture content drops below the optimum level during processing, a manufacturer can experience a drop in productivity for a number of reasons.
As fibers dry their tensile strength is impaired, they become less flexible, thinner and more brittle. If a fiber or thread breaks while being processed, textile machinery needs to be manually re-threaded, leading to downtime and reduced efficiency.
Product weight - preventing moisture loss during a textile’s processing and storage can reduce weight loss from a typical 4% to just 0.5%. This results in an immediate 3.5% increase in product yield and profitability.
Yarn quality - correct humidification will maintain yarn strength and elasticity, producing a better quality product with higher margins. Wastage is also reduced through a reduction in shedding.