-By Ankita Dutta
High Pile fabric (without adhesive) for apparel, upholstery, and industrial application is produced by Pailung’s most recent fabric technology using knitting rather than bonding, which is recyclable and inexpensive.
Leading manufacturer of circular knitting machines Pailung will display its most recent High Pile Fabrics range at ITMA 2023. The Cosy Collection features high-density high pile, two-sided high pile, and three-layer high pile fabrics that are perfect for jackets, gloves, and outdoor and winter clothing.
The knitted high pile textiles have double-sided applications, a high-density framework, and come in a variety of colours and pile lengths. They provide the wearer with a full range of motion and are windproof, warm, lightweight, and environmentally friendly.
Up until now, ethical, vegan winter clothing has over-exposed itself to adhesives. Ironically, the company claims that some clothing items that are advertised as ethical or vegan may not truly be recyclable and may instead end up in a landfill, an incineration facility, or the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
Pailung has created a plush substitute that is ethical and ecological because to recent developments in knitting equipment. It may be produced cheaply without sacrificing the superior quality that top-tier clothing and fashion businesses demand.
The layers of high pile fabrics are typically sealed together by an adhesive, which makes recycling a challenge. A high pile cloth needs to be detached from one another in order to be recycled, and adhesives render this exceedingly challenging. The multiple layers are knitted together in Pailung’s proposed method, which eliminates the need for adhesives during manufacture. For recyclability, specific yarn combinations can be used, and recycled yarns may additionally be used. The complete High Pile Fabric can be recycled, provided that each layer is also recyclable. Pailung’s three-layer high-pile fabric is knitted in a significantly less labour-intensive manner than traditional methods, which call for a minimum of one lamination step, two more knitting procedures, and two more lamination steps. Instead, all that is needed to make Pailung’s High Pile fabric are the knitting processes. It not only decreases the need for labour, but also for time and electricity.
How is it different from sliver knit fabric?
High Pile by Pailung may attain a density comparable to silver knit materials. Circular knitting machines are used to create sliver knit fabrics using Pailung’s High Pile fabric technology. The production method accounts for the majority of their differences.
By using a knitting sliver and ground yarn, faux fur facial fibres are sewn to the garment in sliver knitting. Although sliver knit fibres are challenging to gather, the finished fabric is typically heavier than Pailung’s High Pile. Sliver knit fabrics have broader and denser heaps on the fabric base than most pile jerseys.