NETX Quality Control Policy:
We 100% inspect all orders under 60 yards. We inspect a “statistical sample” of 10% of all shipments over 60 yards. Fabric flaws are broken down into Major and minor defects which are described below: We add an extra yard of fabric for each Major Defect found in custom printed or finished good fabrics. If there are 10 major defects in 100 yards then the entire roll is rejected. Major defects will be flagged on the roll with red. Minor Defects will be flagged with a secondary color.
Major defect: Is a defect that would cause the product to be a “second”. Defining a second is determined by if the flaw makes the product unserviceable or unusable.
Minor defects: Are defects that would not cause a product to be a “second” because of where the defect is located or how badly the defect affects the product. 4 minor flaws equal one major flaw.
In order for product to be eligible for return, credit, or replacement, the defective goods must have more than 10 major flaws within 100 yards. The goods will be replaced if available or credit given at company’s discretion. No returns will be accepted after 30 days.
Types of defects:
Drawbacks: Caused by excessive loom tension gradually resulting in broken ends. Major
Dye Streak in printing: resulting from problem in the printing process Major
Hole: where the fabric has a tear or rip Major
Jerk In: is caused by an extra piece of filler yarn being pulled half way into the fabric Major/Minor
Knots: these are caused by tying two spools together Minor
Mixed Yarn: when different yarn thread is used on the warp frame Major
Mottled: When color is applied unevenly during printing process Major/Minor
Needle line: caused by broken or bent needle forming distorted stitch line Major/Minor
Open Reed: Is the result from a bent reed wire causing warp ends to be held apart Major
Pin Holes: Pin holes along the salvage edge when the frame or the circular knitting fail Major
to function properly. It is only a Major defect if it extends into the body of the
fabric making it unusable. If it stays in the salvage it is not a defect.
Printing machine marks: dye or ink smudged because of printing stop and start Major/Minor
Skewing: When filling yarns are not square with warp yarns on woven fabrics. This Major/Minor
Also happens when the fabric shrinks more perpendicular to the twill
Line than along the twill line.
Slub: refers to thick or heavy places in the yarn or flying waste yarn that lands during Major/Minor
the spinning processes
Smash: caused by many ruptured warp end repairs Major/Minor
Soiled: dirty/oily spot (can be major or minor/neither) Major/Minor
Thin place: caused by yarn breakage MajorBack to Blog