The Design and Weaving of Glass Filament Spacer Fabric
Glass filament reinforced composite materials have become an indispensable material in national economic construction. The main purpose of this project is to produce the spacer fabric adopting glass filament through changing weaving process. First glass filaments were treated with epoxy resin to prevent from its low bending rigidity. Second ground warps and binding warps were separately warped and double warp beams were used in the weaving. At the shed crossing point the height of heald frames was different between the top layer and down layer warps, then the drafting sequence of the top layer of warps, the down layer of warps and binding warps were adjusted. The cotton yarns were chosen as the selvage warps which have good wear resistance and uniform tension. The long and short beat–up method was used. Eventually 3cm thickness of glass filament spacer fabric is achieved. It is hoped that this work will provide meaningful help to the development of glass filament spacer fabric.
Z.S. Liu, L.P. Xu, X.D. Liang, Z.H. Wang and H.M. Zhang
M. L. Zhang et al., "The Design and Weaving of Glass Filament Spacer Fabric", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 1015, pp. 227-230, 2014