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Why does yarn need to be waxed?

January 14,2024

Yarn waxing is an important process in the textile industry, which can improve yarn quality and production efficiency. In this article, I’ll explain to you the role of yarn wax and how to choose and use a wax.


The function of yarn waxing

Yarn waxing is a common textile process that improves yarn quality and production efficiency. Here are some functions of yarn waxing:

Reduce yarn hairiness: Yarn waxing can reduce yarn hairiness, make the yarn smoother, reduce yarn wear on machine parts, alleviate metal fatigue, and improve yarn quality. During the knitting process, the yarn passes through the needle holes more smoothly, improving work efficiency and making the fabric more elastic.

Improve economic benefits: Yarn waxing can reduce the friction of some parts and reduce mechanical wear, thereby improving economic benefits.

Improve product quality: Yarn waxing can make the yarn evenly tensioned, reduce the yarn breakage rate, increase the weaving rate, and improve product quality.

Promote environmental protection: Using branded wax blocks can reduce flying waste in the production workshop and improve the operating environment for workers.

Prevent yarn from becoming mildew: Some wax blocks with special functions can effectively prevent yellowing and mildew of waxed yarn.

Yarn waxing steps

Yarn waxing is a common textile process that improves yarn quality and production efficiency. The yarn waxing process usually includes the following steps:

Prepare the wax liquid: Heat the wax block until it is liquid, then add an appropriate amount of lubricant and other additives, and stir evenly.

Waxing roller: Pass the yarn through the waxing roller to evenly coat the surface of the yarn with wax liquid.

Drying: Put the waxed yarn into the oven for drying, so that the wax liquid can fully penetrate into the interior of the yarn.

Cooling: Place the dried yarn in a natural environment to cool down to fully solidify the wax liquid.

Finishing: Finish the waxed yarn to make its surface smooth and free of hairiness.

How to choose and use wax

Choosing the right wax is the key to yarn waxing. Here are some suggestions for choosing and using wax:

Choose high-quality wax: It is very important to choose high-quality wax. Apply the wax on your hands and rinse it off directly with tap water. It feels very smooth and is water-soluble wax with good quality.

Choose different waxes according to your needs: Different yarns require different waxes. For example, synthetic filaments require post-waxing processing, while polyester-cotton blended yarns require pre-waxing processing.

Reasonable use of wax: Reasonable use of wax can improve yarn quality and production efficiency. When using wax, you should choose the appropriate wax according to the type and needs of the yarn, and use it in the correct way.

Pay attention to the storage of wax: Wax should be stored in a dry, cool place, away from direct sunlight and high temperature.


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Winding machine

If you are using an automaticwinding machine, then you can use an automatic waxing device to improve production efficiency and yarn quality. The automatic waxing device can automatically apply wax before the yarn passes through, thus reducing the need for manual operation. This device usually includes a wax box and a rolling bearing, which can help you perform the waxing operation more conveniently. The use of automatic waxing devices can improve production efficiency, reduce the need for manual operations, and also improve yarn quality. The bobbin winding machine is a multi-functional equipment that can be used to wind various special yarns, including cotton yarn, fancy yarn, polyester, nylon, wool yarn, polypropylene yarn and filament, etc. It has a wide range of application fields and is highly popular in domestic and foreign markets. The bobbin winding machine is highly flexible and adaptable and can meet the winding needs of different types of yarns. Whether it is traditional cotton yarn or modern synthetic yarn, this machine can effectively complete the winding task. In addition, the bobbin winding machine can also be equipped with accessories such as slug catchers, cleaning wire rings, and automatic waxing devices as needed to further improve production efficiency and product quality. The bobbin winding machine is very popular in both domestic and foreign markets. Its excellent performance and reliable quality make it a hot-selling product in the textile industry. Both yarn production companies and textile processing plants have given high recognition and trust to this equipment. It not only provides efficient yarn winding solutions, but also has advanced technology and intelligent functions, bringing users a more convenient and efficient production experience.


As experts in the textile industry, we understand the importance of yarn waxing in textile production. Through waxing treatment, the yarn can be lubricated and protected, and the processing efficiency, appearance, texture and service life can be improved. At the same time, the automatic waxing device equipped on the winding machine further improves production efficiency and product quality.

With the continuous advancement of textile technology, automation equipment plays an increasingly important role in textile production. The introduction of automatic waxing equipment makes yarn waxing more efficient, precise and convenient. This device can automatically operate according to set parameters, reduce manual intervention, improve production efficiency, and at the same time ensure the stability and consistency of waxing quality.

For textile companies, having advanced winders and automatic waxing devices is the key to improving competitiveness and meeting market demand. They not only improve production efficiency and product quality, but also reduce labor costs and reduce the occurrence of human errors. At the same time, the introduction of automatic waxing equipment is also in line with the concept of green environmental protection, helping to reduce the waste of wax and its impact on the environment, and promote the textile industry to move towards sustainable development.

In the future, we can foresee that the textile industry will continue to pursue technological innovation and the development of automated production. The automatic waxing device of yarn waxing and winding machines will become an important link in the textile production process, providing enterprises with more efficient and reliable solutions. As experts in the textile industry, we will continue to pay attention to industry trends, provide enterprises with the latest technical support and solutions, and promote the development and progress of the textile industry.