Technical Yarn Selection

Yarn selection

To ensure our customers have consistent quality and continuity of supply, our team sources yarn for technical textiles from a wide variety of specialist yarn suppliers across the globe. It also keeps us at the forefront of advances and developments in material technology so that we are able to bring new yarn types, enhanced performance, price stability and cost benefits to our customers.

Investing in stock and holding a large range of textile yarns on site helps us to be highly responsive to our customers' needs, improves our production efficiencies, and keeps manufacturing lead times to a minimum.

When we do not hold a particular yarn in stock, we will work with the yarn supplier to minimise lead times.


Technical specifications

You can compare some of our most commonly used technical yarns in the table below. If you have any further queries, or are interested in a yarn not listed , please don't hesitate to contact us.



Yarn Type

Yarn Count

Twist (tpm)






 Polyester 50 dtex 6,000 dtex Flat 700
 Polypropylene 210 Denier 2,200 Denier Flat 250
 Nylon 22 dtex 6,000 dtex Flat 700
 Cotton Ne 130/2 Ne 8/6 Flat 600
 Linen Ne 40/2 Ne 20/2 Flat 300
 Kevlar 215 dtex 1,670 dtex Flat 200
 Nomex Nm 100/2 Nm 20/2 Flat 600
 Conex Nm 60/2 Nm 20/2 Flat 600
 Twaron 420 dtex 3,360 dtex Flat 100
 Vectran 220 dtex 1,670 dtex Flat 100
 Dyneema 440 dtex 1,760 dtex Flat 80


Natural Yarns 

Natural yarnsWe use cotton yarns to manufacture pure cotton fabrics, or in combination with synthetic yarns to provide particular technical characteristics such as high absorbency


Using carded and combed cotton options in a range of yarn counts allows us to produce a wide variety of fabrics to suit end user requirements. For example, we provide a range of technical yarns for industrial and medical applications.


Core-spun cotton yarns (e.g. cotton spun around a polyester core) can be used for added strength while retaining the visual and surface characteristics of a traditional cotton woven structure - this is particularly relevant in more technical applications.

For applications requiring greater strength, we have also developed a range of linen-based fabrics which are much stronger than cotton, are lint-free, and offer good heat conductivity properties. The long flax fibres provide a higher rip resistance and lower extensibility than cotton. Linen is also resistant to alkalis and cleaning solvents.



Synthetic Man-Made Yarns

Synthetic man-made yarnsWe use a range of synthetic fibres including polyester, nylon, polypropylene, acrylic and modacrylic yarns.


As well as weaving multifilament, monofilament and spun yarns, our specialist expertise in combining different yarn types allows us to achieve unique characteristics for our customers. We hold an extensive database of yarn blends and properties which has been built up over 60 years of weaving history.


This extensive range of fibre types and technical options creates a huge range of existing woven fabric styles and offers a strong and diverse development platform for the benefit of our customers.




High Performance Yarns

High performance yarnsFor applications requiring fabrics designed to operate in particularly extreme, hostile and demanding conditions, we weave using specialist high strength/thermally resistant yarn types such as meta-aramids, para-aramids and ultra high molecular density polyethylene (UHMWP).


Arville works with leading names in material science and technology to bring our customers the performance benefits of fabrics woven from specialist yarns such as Conex, Nomex, Kevlar, Twaron, Dyneema and Vectran.


We have specific expertise in working with anti-static and conductive yarns that are utilised for applications where electro-static discharge is a key performance factor.




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