Knitted fabric: It is a needle or a filament formed by a knitting needle, and the coils are sleeved with each other.
Woven fabric: It is a fabric formed by interlacing warp and weft yarns perpendicularly to each other.
The difference between knitted fabrics and woven fabrics
Difference 1: the structure of the fabric
Nowadays, the knitted fabrics produced in China are generally bent into a coil by the yarns in sequence, and the coils are sleeved to form a fabric. The process of forming the stitches of the yarn can be carried out laterally or longitudinally, the transverse weave is called weft knit, and the longitudinal weaving is called warp knit. In contrast, a woven fabric is a fabric in which two or more sets of mutually perpendicular yarns are interlaced at a 90-degree angle as a warp and weft, and the longitudinal yarn is called warp yarn, and the transverse yarn is called weft yarn.
Difference 2: the basic unit of fabric organization
In general, the smallest unit of a knitted fabric is a coil, and the coil is composed of a circle and a stretched line in a spatial curve. In contrast, the smallest unit of woven fabric is the tissue point, which is the intersection between warp and weft.
Difference three: physical mechanical
In general, the physical and mechanical properties of knitted fabrics are very good, including longitudinal density, transverse density, square gram weight, elongation properties, elasticity, breaking strength, abrasion resistance, curling, thickness, and dispersibility. Shrinkage, coverage, bulk density. In contrast, the physical and mechanical properties of the woven fabric include only the yarn density of the warp and weft, the hem, the front and back, the reverse wool direction, and the fabric coverage.
Difference 4: Features
Knitted fabrics have the characteristics of soft texture, moisture absorption, perspiration and warmth, and most of them have excellent elasticity and extensibility. Relatively speaking, woven fabrics have the characteristics of high output and suitable for small batch production.