paper is cut into long, narrow ribbon-like strips which are twisted on a spinning wheel, then woven like silk or cotton, traditionally on a handloom. For the warp and the weft of this paper fabric, there are cases in which silk or cotton is used for the warp but when woven there is little difference from ordinary cloth.
PROPERTIES OF PAPER YARN
Paper fabric has the drawback of tearing when it becomes wet in the rain but paper fabric can be laundered. Its tradition still remains, although on a limited scale now, as high-class clothing.
APPLICATIONS OF PAPER YARN
Paper yarns usually find application in:
high fashion items
Paper yarns are used for knitting, hand-knitting and craft use. Weaving application is Possible if the yarn is twisted to make it stronger.
100% paper yarn
as per table below
100% paper yarn is available as follows:
|count||dtex 110 up to dtex 3500|
|width||1mm – 4mm|
|weight||11 g/m² – 22 g/m²|
|colours||possible in various shades for dtex 3100 & dtex 3500|
|twists||possible in some counts (100 tpm up to 1’000 tpm)|
|put up type||cones|
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