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jacquard

[′ja‚kärd]
(textiles)
A loom or knitting machine for weaving figured fabrics and whose apparatus is controlled by punched cards.
A fabric of jacquard weave.
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The Jacquard loom was invented in France by Joseph-Marie Jacquard in 1804.
In 1801, however, a French inventor, Joseph-Marie Jacquard (1752-1834), invented what came to be called the Jacquard loom.
Eight years ago, when Bruce Pernick, president of Monarch Knitting Machines, was unable to find software to drive the company's jacquard looms, he decided he would develop his own.
This past summer, the firm added new Dornier electronic jacquard looms and a new finishing range.
Arigei recently invested $3 million in air-jet jacquard looms to make 120-inch wide goods at high-speed.
Using the jacquard looms from its blanket production, it is manufacturing chenilles, light-weight heat-transfer prints and a designer collection by artist John Zak.
Valdese has made major investment over the last couple of years to bring in state-of-the-art computerized jacquard looms "We have better, faster looms for volume and also to hold margins," McKinnon says.
Some of these looms are being converted to produce 90-inch jacquards, and the company is installing wide-width jacquard looms that will be up and running in five to six months.
This latest investment comes on the heels of last year's investment in computerized jacquard looms, a larger design staff and sales and marketing team.
Culp's capital spending plan translates into $6 million for the purchase and installation of air-jet jacquard looms for Rayonese facilities.