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- Fiber picking is the
next process following washing where the fiber is "Picked" or "Opened". This
is needed to break up dense clumps of fiber and to tease out any entanglement
prior to fiber carding.
- Fiber blending can also be accomplished at this
stage to achieve an homogenous product and to mix different fibers in the desired
- Water soluble Anti-static oils and Spinning oils are added in this process
to lubricate the fibers, increase adhesion properties and adjust the moisture
content of the fiber.
- This process is called conditioning. The careful application of the
specific fiber types and the proportions of conditioners is crucial to the subsequent
processes and the final product.
Here's a picture of our fiber picker.