What are filament yarns?
A filament yarn is made of one or more continuous strands called filaments with each component filament running the whole length of the yarn. Those yarns composed of one filament are called monofilament yarns, and those containing more filaments are known as multifilament yarns.
What is textured filament yarn?
Textured Filament Yarns—Ray. Helanca yarns are made by twisting continuous filament yarns to high- twist levels, heat setting, and then removing the twist. This is reported to be done in several steps.
What are the characteristics of filament yarns?
Filament yarns are made by gathering together long continuous fibers, with or without inserting twist. Filament yarns produce fabrics that are smooth and slippery to the touch. They are also stronger than staple yarns, which is why before the discovery of synthetic manufactured fibers parachutes were made of silk.