The textiles industry is a complex chain for suppliers and producers. By the time a garment reaches the shelf it has gone through numerous stages to get there. Each of these stages require objective colour measurement to objectively control the colour of the final garment, this all starts with Fibre, Yarn and then Fabric. Once the fabric is produced it is sent to a CMT for further processing
The CMT stage of textiles production cuts, makes and trims the fabric into pieces that need to be assembled into a garment. During the production of a garment it is important that the same colours are used. We want to ensure that the colour of the left sleeve exactly matches the colour of the right sleeve.
We can also measure various other parts of the garment from the zips, buttons and accessories that are often added. It is crucial that the colours of the garment is not just uniform in colour but is also the same colour as similar garments.
You can read more about the different stages in the textile industry and how to objectively manage colour at each stage:
Colour measurement can assist the textile supply chain in the following ways:
- Measure the colour of fabric and other raw materials
- Measure the colour of dyes and bleaches during production
- Reduce debates around colour
- Detect the effects of OBAs on textiles
- Ensure that garments are produced in a consistent way
The following instruments are used to measure colour in the production of garments:
Our instruments cover a wide number of applications and we are always looking to learn about new applications. If you would like to alter an application for the better or do not see the details of your application listed clearly here then please Contact us.