narrow-fabric technology supplier Comez S.p.A. has designed its new CLM/V high-efficiency needle
loom to produce both rigid and elastic velvet ribbons. The CLM/V produces two overlapping ribbons
on one weaving head by knitting the warp threads — which are guided by four link-chain- or
cam-driven heddles, and which comprise the ribbon pile — alternately onto the upper and lower
ribbon. The 3-D fabric thus produced is cut and separated into two ribbons using a circular knife
The machine features an electronically controlled warp-thread feeder that allows variable
pile heights, and a dobby unit with eight to 20 heddle frames. The CLM/V 500 model is equipped with
four to six weaving heads, and the CLM/V 700 model has six to eight weaving heads.