The analysis of yarn in laboratories poses several issues. One of these issues is the destruction of samples during testing due to the nature of chemical and burning tests, another is the time taken to conduct such tests. The use of certification authorities, as another method, poses rather expensive, while the acquisition of lab spectrometers requires the extensive training of staff to operate them. All these methods offer high accuracy but disappoint in the turnaround time of results, their affordability, and their user-friendliness.
It is time for a shift, but how exactly can the composition of yarn be analyzed in a more convenient way? This is the question we will be exploring today.
Expactions of yarn manufacturers
Through conversations with many yarn manufactures all over the world, it has become clear that their expectations towards yarn analysis are consistent. They are all looking for a more affordable solution that still offers high accuracy and opens up a more sustainable way of testing.
Yarn manufacturers want...
- result accuracy compared to that from laboratories
- to save time by conducting analysis on the production floor rather than in the lab
- viewer customer returns due to unsatisfactory quality of yarns
- reduced analysis expenses and less required resources
- lesser waste caused by rejects and samples destroyed during analysis
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How Senorics meets those expectations
The SenoLab offers a fast, accurate, and low-cost solution that enables yarn manufacturers to conduct their analysis in the warehouse, on the production floor, or when choosing new suppliers. The composition of yarn can be identified within seconds and results accessed instantly, leading to faster and more informed decisions. Additionally, the handheld device and software are user-friendly and easy to operate, requiring no prior experience or extensive training.
The device offers a way to analyze samples without destroying them in the process, creating less waste and saving resources. It also enables manufacturers to ensure the quality of their products through the entire production chain and before shipping the goods to buyers. This in turn decreases the amount of customer returns and reduces the accumulation of waste.
The use cases at a glimpse
- Inspect incoming goods such as blended yarns for their composition and make better decisions about further processing. It also allows you to report inconsistencies in quality to suppliers immediately.
- Ensure satisfactory dyeing results by determining the composition of blended yarns to select the right dyeing process and ensure satisfactory results. Better manage your resources by planning how much dye you need for different yarn compositions.
- Analyze yarns during production quickly and non-destructively. Safe time and resources by relying on the SenoLab rather than on time consuming lab testing.
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It is only a matter of time until our technology will be applied on a broad scale, benefiting yarn suppliers, manufacturers, and buyers alike. Until then we will keep working on further applications to allow for the identification and quantification of even more textile compositions.
Take a look at our interview with Parkdale Mills Inc., our collaboration partner and one of the biggest yarn manufacturers in the world.