This High quality 9 inch wide Carding Cloth is sold by the inch and available in 72 and 120 TPI for replacing cloth for drum carders, blending boards, and fiber processing tools. Take your fiber processing to the next level by carding middle range to fine fibers including Silk, Alpaca, and Corrie into batts and rolags.... Read More
This High quality 9 inch wide Carding Cloth is sold by the inch and available in 72 and 120 TPI for replacing cloth for drum carders, blending boards, and fiber processing tools. Take your fiber processing to the next level by carding middle range to fine fibers including Silk, Alpaca, and Corrie into batts and rolags. Specially designed using raw materials sourced in Europe, this carding cloth is the perfect upgrade for your carders.
This carding cloth is created with an automated stitching system, specially designed to block the production in case of defects and maintain quality control. Every 1.2 cm single point of the flexible card clothing is tested for high quality performance. Choose our top quality carding cloth for your carders.
Sold by the Inch:
Choose your desired TPI and specified length/quantity for your carding cloth and we will cut your order. Please notate if you need any special dimensions.
Cloth Width: 9 inch
Wire Field: 8.5 inch
Border: 1/4 inch per side
Tip Length: 1.2 cm
Teeth Per Square Inch (TPI): 72, 120
The carding cloth’s teeth per inch (tpi) measures how densely the teeth are packed together. That density determines how much texture of roving is removed and how much color is blended in a single pass. The higher the number, the finer the carding cloth and the more smooth and blended the fiber becomes.
Think of tpi as it applies to a hairbrush: If you have fine hair, you use a brush with lots of bristles close together. This gives a smooth finish. When you have curly hair, you use a wide-tooth comb or a brush with stiff bristles that are far apart. These bristles leave the curls together rather than separating and smoothing them out.
Although coarse and textured fibers are best carded on low-tpi carders, fine fibers can also be carded on equipment with less dense carding cloth. One way to match up your cloth with your fibre is by paying attention to the micron counts (approximate) of your fleece. Let’s consider anything between 18-24 micron is ‘fine’, that 24-32 Micron fibers are ‘medium’ and 33+ micron fibers are ‘coarse:
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We also carry 12 inch wide Carding Cloth
9 1/2 Inch wide Carding Cloth.
And 2 Inch Wide Carding Cloth.