Flow Chart of Terry Fabric / Towel Manufacturing Process

Last Updated on 05/01/2021

Terry fabric / towel:
Terry fabric / towel have high compressibility and softness properties. These properties are necessary for better mechanical comfort. Water absorbency is important for the fabrics used for surface drying or quick water transfer from the wet surface. Terry towel manufacturing is slighly different from plain woven fabric manufacturing.

Towel is one kind of textile fabric; that we use for various purposes in our everyday life. Normally it is woven fabric either cotton or cotton-polyester that are used to absorb moisture on the body after bathing or other purposes. Common household textile towels are made from cotton, rayon, bamboo, nonwoven fibers or a few other materials. There are various types of towels, such as baby towel, bath towel, beach towel, golf towel, hand towel etc. Terry fabrics are known for their high water absorbency and water retaining capacity.

Terry Towel Manufacturing
Fig: Terry Towel Manufacturing

Terry towel fabric with long loops that can absorb large amounts of water. It is made with loop pile on one or both sides generally covering the entire surface or forming strips, checks or other patterns. The name “terry” comes from the word “tirer” which means to pull out, referring to the pulled out by hand to make absorbent traditional. They are often very complex with yarns of different types and colors, in combination with various loop pile and flat structures. Terry towel can be considered as a specialized textile product as its construction is some-bit different from ordinary fabric & special weaving technique is required for towel manufacturing. In this article I will give manufacturing process flow chart of terry towel.

The terry pile is a warp pile structure that has loops on its surface that are formed by certain warp ends. The fabric consists of one series of weft thread and two series of warp threads, the ground and the pile.

Flow Chart For Terry Towel Manufacturing:

The following flow chart is used in this mill for terry towel manufacturing:

Warping (Direct)



Greige Fabric Inspection

Wet Processing



Final Inspection

Packing & Cartooning


Uses of Terry Fabrics or Towels
Terry fabric is such an important type of fabric that it has taken a very important place in our day-to-day lives right from socks to hats, handkerchiefs to beach towels, foot mats to bed sheets, baby cloths to bathrobes, hand gloves to heat insulators, etc.

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