Warp Floats or Mat-ups

Warp Floats or Mat-ups — This defect is the result of three warp ends drawn through the same harness becoming matted together with a floating attachment of fiber between the drop wires and the harness. As the attachment approaches the harness, it restricts proper shedding and interferes with the interlacing of the warp and filling yarns. Erratically, the attachment is moved back by the build-up of tension from the movement of the harness to again repeat the cycle. This will continue until an end breaks or the restriction is noticed and removed by the operator.

Listen to Warp Floats or Mat-ups

  • Defect Number: 0085
  • Defect Type: Warp lines, vertical lines
  • Fabric Type: Shirting and Dress Goods - Chambray
  • Severity: Major
  • Category: I