Knitting & Weaving

 

CNF’s focus is to make the best tape possible for the intended application. A customer may have a custom product manufactured by the most appropriate method. Woven tapes are excellent for strength and very stable dimensions. Knitted tapes offer conformability as well as strength. Weaving is basically the 90° intersection of yarns. Knitting is the technique of pulling loops thru other loops in a controlled pattern. CNF often leads customers to the best mode of fabric forming for the customer’s needs. CNF has the advantage of offering customers fabrics formed from both Weaving and Knitting processes.

Raschel Warp Knitting

 

CNF is a pioneer in knitting fiberglass tapes. Warp knitted tapes are superior to any other tapes when conformability is critical. End uses include orthopedic casting and splinting, refrigeration coil insulation, pipe repair, silica tape reinforcement, and construction reinforcement.

Small Diameter Rib Knitting

 

Stockinette is knitted to widths ranging from 1” to 12”. Rib knitting offers stable sleeves for a variety of medical and commercial uses.

Narrow Fabric Weaving

 

CNF has woven narrow fabrics since 1929. Our looms today are state of the art machines capable of numerous constructions in widths ranging from 0.25” to 12”. CNF weaves many tapes that conform to commercial and military specifications. Often tapes are custom designed for our customers requirements. CNF pioneered weaving fiberglass yarns. We also weave high performance yarns from Kevlar, Nomex, Carbon, Dynema, and Vectran.

Broad Loom Weaving

 

Width capabilities of 25 inches up to 122 inches. Various weave patterns including plain weave, twill weave, satin weave and leno weave. Finished roll lengths of 50 yards up to 4,000 yards.