Classification of Fabrics and their uses

Textile fabric is made of textile yarn. Two or more sets of yarn produced a fabric by interlacing , interloping or other process. Who does not know fabric or has not heard the word “Fabric”? Fabric is a textile material, we wear clothes made of any type of fabric. Fabrics are made by weaving or knitting fibers together to form a flat or three-dimensional material. Woven fabrics are made by interlacing horizontal and vertical threads, while knitted fabrics are made by interlocking loops of yarn or thread. The type of fabric used in a product is often chosen based on the properties it offers, such as its strength, flexibility, durability, and resistance to moisture. Fabrics uses for clothing, household items like towels and sheets, and industrial products like tires and upholstery. This article is about the Classification of Fabrics and their uses in textiles.

Classification of Fabrics

Fabric can be classified in many ways easily, that are manufacturing process, fabric structure, and construction. Now the question is fabric is produced in which way, is that through weaving, knitting, by the chemical or heat process? And the structure or constructive issues thread interlacement, interloping, glue, or chemical bonding. So the fabrics are classified into 4 types. Those are 1. Woven Fabric, 2. Knit Fabric, 3. Nonwoven Fabric, 4. Braided Fabric.

Classification of Fabrics and their uses in Textile

Woven fabric

Woven fabric is produced through the weaving process in a handloom or power loom. Warp and weft yarn interlacing together during the weaving process. Both warp and weft yarn can be made of either natural or synthetic fiber. Warp yarn uses in the length direction and weft yarn is weaved in the width direction. Woven fabric is more durable than any other fabric.

Knit Fabric

Knit Fabric is also known as knitted fabric. The knitting machine produces knit fabric by interloping of yarn set. Knitted fabric is very comfortable to wear. Basically knitted fabric is two types; warp knit and weft knit. Almost 80% clothing of humans can be made of knit fabric; t-shirts, trousers, socks, and sweaters. They are flexible and stretchy, which makes them ideal for clothing that needs to fit a wide range of body shapes and sizes, such as socks, sweaters, and undergarments. Knitted fabrics are also used for household items like towels and blankets, as well as in the automotive and medical industries.

Non woven Fabric

Non-woven is also known as felted fabric. A totally very different fabric than woven and knit. It is produced by bonding together fiber or filament in chemical, mechanical, heat, or solvent treatments. Nonwoven is a part of our daily life such as tissue, mask, blanket, carpet, etc. are made of nonwoven.They are commonly used in a variety of products, including hygiene products, medical supplies, protective apparel, filters, and insulation.

Classification of Fabrics and their uses in Textile; Braided Fabric
Braided Fabric

Braided Fabric

“Braided fabric” produce by twisting three or more yarns much like a hair braid. It suits the purpose of the maker. The yarns are interlaced in any direction. It started as a handicraft for making decorative fabrics. As braiding fabric manufacturing is very easy, now uses in almost everywhere have use of fabric. Uses of Braided fabrics in the garments industry, Automotive industry, Industrial protective wear and accessories, Activewear, and Surgical belt.

List of Woven, Knit, and Nonwoven Fabrics

SIWoven FabricKnit FabricNonwoven Fabric
1Buckram FabricFlat or Jersey Knit FabricCarpet/carpet backing Cloth
2Cambric FabricPurl Knit FabricDiaper
3Casement FabricRib Stitch Knit FabricSurgical Mask
4Cheese ClothInterlock Stitch Knit FabricTissue paper
5Chiffon FabricDouble Knit FabricBlanket
6Chintz FabricWarp Knitted FabricSurgical Gown
7Corduroy FabricTricot Knit FabricInterlining
8Crepe FabricRaschel Knit Fabric
9Denim FabricCable Knit Fabric
10Drill FabricBird’s Eye Knit Fabric
11Flannel FabricPointelle Knit Fabric
12Gabardine FabricIntarsia Knit Fabric
13Georgette FabricJacquard Knit Fabric
14Kashmir Silk FabricKnitted Terry Fabric
15Khadi FabricKnitted Velour Fabric
16Lawn FabricSliver Knit Fabric
17Mulmul FabricFleece Knit Fabric
18Muslin Fabric
19Poplin Fabric
20Sheeting Fabric
21Taffeta Fabric
22Tissue Fabric
23Velvet Fabric
24Mousseline Fabric
25Organdie / Organza Fabric
26Leno Fabric
27Aertex Fabric
28Madras Muslin Net Fabric
29Aida cloth Fabric

Uses of Woven, Knit, and Nonwoven Fabrics

SIWoven FabricKnit FabricNonwoven Fabric
1ShirtT-shirtProtective equipment’s
2PantPolo Shirt Silica gel bag
3Formal ClothesTrouserMedical Textile
4Cargo PantSweaterSilica Gel bag
5WorkwearTowelsTea Bag
6Shower curtain. Different Women clothesTissue Paper
7Umbrellas Undergarments Carpet
8  Socks Hygiene products
9   Protective apparel
10   Filters
11   Insulation

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Classification of Fabrics and their uses

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