Designs and Development: The Crown Needle
The design of the Crown needle has been essential in yielding the new style fabrics made possible by all types of needle punch random velour looms. The Crown needles are available in the Pinch Blade and Star Blade styles.
Crown needles are a new design used in random velour looms. Crown needles derive their name from the unique spacing of the barbs. There is only one barb per apex, each equally spaced from the needle point. This gives a visual impression of a crown on the needle blade.
Crown needles are available in Pinch Blade as well as standard triangular blade. Very uniform pile heights can be achieved due to the equally spaced barbs. The new loom designs depart from the use of lamellas and fork needles. Instead, the structured fabric is produced with specially designed Crown needle styles and a moving brush bed system. The Crown needles are located in needle boards with a random pattern. This yields a velour with a non-linear appearance, and because of the high needle penetration/cm (up to 480), a much more dense fabric face with a very uniform pile height is achieved. This new process brings 60 percent of the fiber to the fabric face - a major advancement.
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