The Importance Of An Industrial Humidifier In Textiles Manufacturing

June 12th, 2017 | Posted by Gary Wintering

One of the advantages we have at Fogco is our extensive history in the humidification and cooling industry. With over a quarter of a century of working with different companies in a variety of industries, we have the understanding of why humidification and maintaining the correct levels of moisture in the air is so essential in various sectors.

We have extensive experience with the textile industry in providing industrial humidifier solutions. Most people don’t stop to think about how important maintaining the humidity is during the processing of textiles, particularly in natural materials such as cotton.

The Importance of Humidity on Cotton
Cotton goes through many different processes from plant to fabric. It starts with a process that involves cleaning and straightening the cotton fiber to create a very fine strand. These strands are then spun to create threads or yarn, which is then used to create the fabric. There are multiple steps in this process.

In these baling rooms and in the larger areas of the plant where this activity occurs through automated processes, the humidity needs to be maintained at approximately 65%. If the humidity is too high, the cotton fibers will clump at the point of creating the thread, which results in uneven and irregular strands.

Should the humidity drop below the ideal level more than one or two percent the fibers will be brittle and break. The breakage creates irregularities and also tends to make all other cotton textiles made from those strands weaker and of inferior quality.

Cooling and Equipment
The automation and the 24/7 operation of many of these cotton textile facilities creates heat which also has to be limited to prevent damaging the fibers. When an industrial humidifier system is in place, the ambient humidity and temperature can be maintained for optimal production conditions.

Not only does the use of the industrial humidifier protect the fabric, but it also helps to extend the life of the equipment. The secondary cooling effects of the misting systems are evident and an important consideration for any small or large production facility.