COST SAVINGS FOR LICENSEES
Improper maintenance or operation of CSRs (Compressive Shrinkage Range
machines) can result in second quality fabric due to improper shrinkage
(too high or too low), compaction marks, water spots, yellowing, improper
skewing, inadequate width control, etc. The Sanforized Company representatives
work with the licensees to solve these problems.
A rerun is usually a batch of fabric which is first quality, except for
the shrinkage. Getting the shrinkage right the first time prevents reruns.
For some fabrics, reshrinking the fabric can produce a second, or off-quality,
fabric. Common problems due to reprocessing fabric are alteration of the
hand, alteration of the appearance, and loss of finished width (too narrow
according to the specification).
The CSR audit is a very effective means by which a mill can pinpoint mechanical
problems and repair them before they result in unscheduled downtime. Areas
of high wear and/or failure rates can be devised.
By optimizing the machine parameters under which a particular fabric is
processed, the mill can sometimes realize an improvement in the operating
speed of the machine.