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Quality Affects Fiber Decisions

By I.J. Dhuria
Ludhiana, India
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Even if a company is a major textile conglomerate in India and consists of 24 manufacturing facilities in five states,  nothing can be taken for granted when it comes to the importance of delivering a quality product to a global customer base.

Such is the case for our company, the Vardhman Group, whose headquarters are in Ludhiana in the central Punjab region.

We have a varied portfolio that includes yarn, greige, processed fabric, sewing thread, acrylic fiber and alloy steel.

The company may have started out small in 1965, but it now consists of 870,000 spindles, 65 tons of yarn and fiber dyeing, 900 shuttleless looms, 90 million meters of annual processed fabric and 33 tons of sewing thread produced each day.

With this kind of manufacturing output, it is an understatement to say that Vardhman demands a high standard in quality control. It isn’t an option, but rather a necessity in how the company conducts business.

The most important quality parameters are yarn unevenness factors, tensile properties and yarn surface characteristics. Not surprisingly, these factors depend on fiber length, short fiber content, strength elongation, fiber fineness and maturity.

Even though the overall Vardhman operation resembles a gigantic supermarket with numerous choices for our sophisticated customer base, we still can’t overlook those important factors (besides price) that influence fiber purchasing decisions. Basic fiber quality characteristics such as length, strength, fineness, trash content, moisture content, maturity and extent of contamination are extremely important when Vardhman considers what cotton to purchase.

Intensive Testing Required

Three stages of quality control exist in  spinning. It starts with a check of incoming raw materials based on information available about fiber quality characteristics. This is followed by in-process testing. Any deviation observed in this test is rectified to guarantee the right kind of quality at the end of the process. Finally, we check all finished products based on selected random samples and yarn quality parameters.

With this kind of testing, we feel confident about the cotton we use, and that’s why we are proud to say that FiberMax has been a reliable and good choice for Vardhman. It meets our criteria for uniformity and performs well for the fabrics we produce. Although India produces most of its own cotton for domestic consumption, it also needs high quality cotton such as that found in the United States.

We are extremely appreciative to have access to this cotton. It continues to meet and exceed our expectations.

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  Quick Look At Vardhman Group:
  • Company began in 1965.
  • Major global textile company.
  • AlsoFiberMax meets quality standards.
  • 870,000 spindles.
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