Catch cords are a waste that occur very often in industrial weaving.
They are a cord or wire located near the edge of the woven tissue, used to form a loop or deflect the filling yarn. This cord not intended to be woven permanently in. The warp of this cord is composed of only a little amount of fibers, as it’s only purpose is to provide tension to the weft during weaving. It is cut of almost immediately and wasted. These cords are baled and sold to recyclers (for example producers of non-woven cloth). They often come in very large quantities and are sometimes colorful.
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