Laid scrim

Description of the process

The leno weave pattern is used to produce scrims, being flat in structure and in which both, machine and cross direction yarns are widely spaced to form a grid.

The laid scrim machine is another textile process in which the warp and weft yarns are also widely spaced and fixed by chemical means.

The laid scrim is produced in three basic steps:

  • STEP 1:  Warp yarn sheets are fed from section beams or directly from a creel.
  • STEP 2:  A special rotating device, or turbine, lays filling yarns at high speed on or between the warp sheets. The scrim is immediately impregnated with an adhesive system to ensure a regular space between the weft and warp yarns.
  • STEP 3:  The scrim is then dried, thermally treated and wound on a tube by a separate device.

This process increases tensile strength, dimensional stability, and provides mechanical resistance in many products.

Major Applications include

  • External Insulation Facade Systems (EIFS)
  • Packaging
  • Roofing
  • Flooring