At Riopele, the Weaving process is divided into three different stages – Preparation, Weaving and Preliminary Quality Control.
During the Preparation stage, when the warp and weft are prepared, we proceed with the warping of the yarns - using both sectional and direct warping machines -, starching and all the drawing-in operations. We also have three highly technologically advanced sample warping machines (two Suzuki machines and one Karl Meyer machine), which allow us to quickly develop blankets and samples for our customers.
The Weaving department has 204 weaving machines (82 air-jet looms and 122 rapier looms) distributed across 10 physically isolated units, in order to avoid contamination problems.
Finally, the whole of the product is examined in the Preliminary Quality Control area, to identify and/or correct any possible defects.