Plied yarns are very simply multiple strands of yarn twisted together. The incoming strands of yarn – known as ‘singles’ – have a twist applied to them during their manufacture, and by twisting two or more singles together in the opposite direction, a plied yarn is created. Two plied singles makes a 2-ply, three plied singles make a 3-ply, and so on, and by plying together plied yarns – a process known as cabling – even greater strand counts can be achieved.
Plied and cabled yarns are used for a wide variety of applications throughout the world, in many different formats. Their benefits over singles yarn include an improvement in tensile strength, by virtue of the twist applied to the fibre – the more twist the higher the strength. Plying also allows for a greater range of product weights to be supplied over and above the singles yarns. The plying process also encapsulates the individual fibre filaments inside the plied bundle, thereby reducing the impact of any filament faults.
The list of raw materials commonly used to make plied yarns is very expansive – from natural fibres such as cotton, wool, silk, jute or hessian, through polyester, nylon and polypropylene, to more advanced fibres such as basalt, high density polyethylene, aramids, NEET and PEET. Glass fibres are also very commonly used as a base for plied yarn constructions, and Multiple Winding specialises in plied glass yarn manufacture, producing a diverse range of materials utilising singles supplied from all major global glass manufacturers, to exacting specifications and unparalleled quality standards. If plied yarn is your need, Multiple Winding can provide it. // read more
Our Multi-End Winding division is exactly that – winding multiple ends together; it is also more than that, winding single or plied fibres onto a wide variety of core designs. Multi-end winding differs from plying in that the fibres are wound parallel to each other on the bobbin.
A specialist product that forms a key part of our Multi End Winding range is our MultiComp fibre – a range of lightweight 2-ply fibres which comprise one ply of glass fibre, and one of polyester. These products can be supplied as a two-ply fibre on a bulk package, or can be parallel wound with up to 45 ends together, with a wide range of core sizes and winding patterns available to suit your needs.
We can also wind fibres either of our own supply, or yours, onto a variety of different core types, including braider bobbins for electrical wire braiding, or Kingspools for cable wrapping. Whatever your needs, we are confident that we have the capability to meet them. // read more
With capability for woven tape manufacture from 25mm to 310mm, Multiple Windings’s weaving division is ideally placed to provide solutions for your tape needs. Our high speed looms can create a wide variety of different weaving patterns, using a range of natural and synthetic fibres for a range of applications including composite reinforcements, cable wrapping and thermal insulation. Fabric is available on a wide range of cores, and wound to customer-specified roll lengths, or lapped into boxes. // read more
The products made by Multiple Winding differentiate us in our various industries as a complete quality supply solution; our products are now spanning the globe and will continue to find their way to unique destinations. We are committed to developing cost-effective solutions to the demands of our customers, and to maintain the highest possible quality standards within each market sector. Utilising global supply solutions with considerable economies of scale, we can adapt to your needs, whether they are small scale or large, and our experienced staff have the knowledge to understand your requirements.