Mapel is a fabric production company that manages all phases of the production process typically follows a comprehensive approach to ensure the creation of high-quality fabrics.
Mapel production process at a glance:
Raw Material Sourcing
The company starts by sourcing raw materials such as cotton, wool, cashmere, silk, or synthetic fibers from reputable suppliers. This involves carefully selecting materials based on their quality, specifications, and intended use in the final fabric.
In this phase, the raw fibers are prepared for further processing. This can involve activities such as cleaning, sorting, and blending to ensure consistent quality and uniformity of the fibers.
Spinning and Yarn Production
The prepared fibers are spun into yarns using spinning machines. The spinning process can vary depending on the type of fiber and desired yarn characteristics, such as thickness, strength, or texture. Yarns may also undergo additional treatments like twisting or plying to enhance their properties.
Weaving or Knitting
The yarns are then transformed into fabrics through weaving or knitting processes. In weaving, the yarns are interlaced at right angles to create woven fabrics with distinctive patterns. Knitting involves interlocking loops of yarn to create knitted fabrics, which can have different textures and elasticity.
Once the fabrics are produced, they undergo various finishing treatments. This may include processes like dyeing, printing, bleaching, or coating, depending on the desired color, design, or functional properties of the fabric. Finishing treatments also include processes like pre-shrinking, calendering, or applying special finishes to enhance the fabric’s performance or aesthetics.
Throughout the production process, quality control measures are implemented to ensure that the fabrics meet the required standards. This involves conducting inspections, performing tests for factors like colorfastness, tensile strength, or durability, and making any necessary adjustments or corrections.
Cutting and Packaging
By managing a large part of Mapel’s production process in-house, it is possible to have greater control over the quality, consistency and customisation of fabrics.
This integrated approach makes it possible to efficiently coordinate the different steps, to guarantee quality at every step and to meet specific customer requirements.