Why humidify in the textile industry?

Textile humidification Humidity control in the textile industry is essential in order to maintain product quality and reduce imperfections. A dry environment in textile manufacturing and storage facilities can have many serious implications:  Regain

Dry air causes lower regain and this contributes to poor quality and lower productivity. By humidifying the materials are kept at optimum regained are less prone to breakage, heating and friction effects, they handle better, have fewer imperfections, are more uniform and feel better.  Static electrification

Dry materials create more friction and are more prone to static electrification. Higher humidity reduces static problems and makes materials more manageable increasing machine speeds.  Yarn strength

Yarns with low moisture content are weaker, thinner, more brittle and less elastic.  Fabric shrinkage

Low humidity causes fabric shrinkage. Maintained humidity permits greater reliability in cutting and fitting during garment creation and contributes to the maintenance of specification where dimensions are important, such as in the carpet industry.  Product weight

Textile weights are standardized at 60%rH and 20°C (68°F). Maintaining humidity will ensure low product weights don’t lead to lowered profits.  Dust

Humidification reduces fly and micro- dust, providing a healthier and more comfortable working environment.  Cooling

A cold-water spray humidification system can provide an evaporative cooling effect of up to 12°C (54°F). This makes the environment more comfortable to work in and improves staff productivity

HUMIDIFICATION IN TEXTILE MILL IMPORTANCE OF RH AND TEMPERATURE: The atmospheric conditions with respect to temperature and humidity play very important part in the manufacutring process of textile yarns and fabrics. The properties like dimensions, weight, tensile

strength, elastic recovery, electrical resistance, rigidity etc. of all textile fibre whether natural or synthetic are influenced by Moisture Regain. Moisture regain is the ratio of the moisture to the bonedry weight of the material expressed as a percentage. Many properties of textile materials vary considerably with moisture regain, which in turn is affected by the ambient Relative Humidity (RH) and Temperature. If a dry textile material is placed in a room with a particular set of ambient conditions, it absorbs moisture and in course of time, attains an equilibrium. Some physical properties of textile materials which is affected by RH is given below:    Strength of COTTON goes up when R.H.% goes up Strength of VISCOSE goes down when R.H.% goes up Elongation %ge goes up with increased R.H.% for most textile fibres the tendency for generation of static electricity due to friction decreases as RH goes up . At higher levels of RH , there is also a tendency of the fibres to stick together

Temperature alone does not have a great effect on the fibres. However the temperature dictates the amount of moisture the air will hold in suspension and , therefore, temperature and humidity must be considered together.