Webbing Is commonly used for a wide array of different purposes. From clothing to material handling, webbing is a popular, affordable, and efficient material. Designers and manufacturers must recognize that different types of webbing (nylon webbing, polyester webbing, etc…) exist. Two of the most critical factors to determine are the material and knitting method used to construct webbing. The three most used knitting methods include:
Satin - offers the highest water absorption levels and provides the best drape over the other two options. It is essential to recognize that a satin knit is asymmetrical, which causes the fabric to be less stable than the other two knitting methods. Multiple layers of nylon webbing can mitigate this problem and add stability.
Twill - This knitting method is best for drape applications. This fabrication method should be used when smoothness is essential. When compared to plain knitting, twill is less stable.
Plain - this is the most employed knitting method. It is easy for manufacturers to make, which helps to keep production costs down. It only uses one stitch, which results in a highly stable fabric. Of the two above knitting methods, Plain knitting is worst suited for draping. It isn't easy to drape heavy fabrics made with plain knitting.
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