Waxing, warp

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The application of wax to a warp sheet so as to improve its weaving performance. The wax, in emulsion or molten form, is usually applied by a trough and lick roller. The point of application may be between the swift and warp beam in section warping , or between the creel and beaming head in beam warping or immediately after drying in slasher sizing. Normally waxes must be readily removable in the subsequent finishing operation.

Note: Alternatively wax is sometimes applied to a warp by means of a wax rod placed in the nip between the warp sheet and the weaver’s beam at the point where the yarn leaves the latter.

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