Kinky Filling

Kinky Filling — This defect is the result of the filling yarn twisting on itself. Causes are shuttle not boxing properly, a malfunctioning filling fork, too much power on the picker stick, excessive twist in the yarn, inadequate setting of filling twist, etc. Kinky filling is most common approximately eight to ten inches in the selvage and is erratic in its placement. When caused by a center filling fork, the kinks will appear in a line down the center of the fabric.

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  • Defect Number: 0120
  • Defect Type: Weft lines, horizontal lines
  • Fabric Type: Denim Bottomweights - Indigo Dyed
  • Severity: Major
  • Category: II