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Using MQC NMR analysis for spin finishLiquid Coatings in the Textile Industry

One aspect of the technology routinely utilised is the use of liquid coatings to control and modify the behaviour of fibres. These liquid coatings are applied at a variety of stages in the manufacturing process, sometimes as early as fibre extrusion in synthetic fibre manufacture, but sometimes as late as application to woven or non-woven fabrics.

The coatings are covered by many different terms, including spin finish, finish on fibre, oil pick-up, staple fibre finish & finish on yarn.

The measurement of liquid on fibre, yarn or fabric is a critical technique throughout the textile industry.

Why choose NMR?

The traditional method of solvent extraction has a number of features that make it unattractive in an industrial environment - such as being slow, using potentially harmful chemicals and requiring highly trained personnel to carry out the process. By contrast, the use of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) for the measurement of liquid coatings (including spin finish) addresses all of these issues:

In addition, NMR has other advantages:


NMR is an attractive, accurate, fast, reliable and easy-to-use technique for the measurement of liquid coating levels, such as spin finish, in the textile industry.

Ask for a demonstration, complete the form on this page and see how you can take ultimate control of your textiles production with the MQC benchtop NMR analyser from Oxford Instruments

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MQC - Benchtop NMR Analyser

The MQC benchtop NMR analyser often addresses the issues found in other analytical laboratory techniques.

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Measuring Liquid Coatings on Fibres and Fabrics

NMR is an accurate, fast and easy-to-use technique for spin finish measurement throughout the textile industry.

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Spin finish measurements using benchtop NMR