How to distinguish between knitted fabrics and woven fabrics

Update:26 Jun 2018

How to distinguish between knitted fabrics and woven fa […]

How to distinguish between knitted fabrics and woven fabrics?

At present, the vast Textiles majority of China's fabrics are divided into knitted and woven. Woven fabric is a fabric formed by interweaving warp and weft yarns perpendicular to each other. Knitting fabrics use a knitting needle to form a loop of yarn or filaments, and then the loops are in series. However, there are still many people who will not be able to distinguish between knitted fabrics and woven fabrics, then this article for the majority of readers to introduce the difference between the two.

One difference: the organizational structure of the fabric
At present, knitted fabrics produced in China are generally formed by winding yarns into coils in sequence, and the coils are interlaced with each other to form a fabric. The process of forming the coils by yarns can be performed horizontally or longitudinally. Lateral weaving is referred to as weft-braided fabrics. The longitudinal weaving is called warp knit.
On the contrary, woven fabrics are made up of two or more sets of mutually perpendicular yarns, which are interlaced with warp and weft at an angle of 90 degrees. The longitudinal yarns are called warp yarns, and the transverse yarns are weft yarns.
Difference two: fabric basic unit
In general, the smallest unit of knitted fabric is the coil. The coil consists of loops and extensions of a space curve. In contrast, the smallest unit of woven fabric is the tissue point, ie, the intersection point between each warp and weft.
Difference 3: Physical Mechanical
In general, the physical and mechanical properties of knitted fabrics are very good, including vertical, horizontal, square meters, elongation, elasticity, breaking strength, abrasion resistance, hemming, thickness, dispersibility, Shrinkage, coverage, bulk density. In contrast, the physical and mechanical properties of the woven fabric include only the warp and weft yarn densities, cloth edges, front and back sides, the reverse and reverse direction, and the fabric coverage.