The finishing operations entail production of finished textile fabric from greige goods
. The finishing process is predominantly wet operations requiring large amounts of thermal energy for water heating and drying as well as dyes and chemicals.
"PolyBac Stitch Lock improves greige goods
stitch lock by up to 30 percent, potentially reducing carpet manufacturing interruptions and associated waste while providing an extremely stable and reliable tufting substrate," said John Dowdell, general manager of BP Carpet Backings.
As yarn was knitted into unfinished textiles (called greige goods
), sheets were manually prepared showing what pieces were assigned to what lot and what the lot weighed.
Pamplin Corporation produces "greige goods
" such as gauze, yarns, print cloth, fabrics, apparel and home furnishings; blue denim, work clothes and uniform material; as well as finished consumer goods such as institutional towels, mattress pads, blankets, table napkins and infantwear.
Finishing process: Finishing operation entails production of finished textile fabric from greige goods
. Finishing operations are predominantly wet operations requir- ing large amounts of thermal energy for water heating and drying as well as dyes and chemicals.
"We are looking at other countries to supply our greige goods
," said Tony Williams, president and chief operating officer of Pillowtex.
"Commodities are bought strictly on price, whereas high-end jacquards, for instance, are bought on the quality of greige goods
, quality of the weaving, speed of delivery, uniqueness of the product," said Brill.
The plants make greige goods
for a diversified portfolio of products, including home furnishings.
Printing on a nylon base that is tufted as greige goods
requires no complicated creel to convert and avoids costly inventories, since patterns can be printed as orders are taken.
Barry Shea, executive vice president and chief financial officer, said the goal was to reduce inventory gradually until the end of the year from greige goods
to finished products by another $25 million.
HIGH POINT, N.C.-Embroidered looks, matelasse, midsized scaling, new yarns and greige goods
made for an exciting Showtime.
Atkins said the goal was to reduce inventory by a minimum of $35 million -- the majority of it in greige goods
-- as the company also looks for ways to reduce finished goods and retail inventory.