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Barrday is a leader in developing and manufacturing advanced woven fabrics. Our woven and finished products are manufactured in state-of-the-art flexible and efficient facilities in the United States and Europe. We have a wide array of capabilities including twisting, beaming, warping, weaving, lamination, coating and impregnation.

By collaborating with our customers, we provide unique textiles solutions using traditional and proprietary techniques that meet exacting requirements. Barrday’s intelligent reinforcement materials are available for Protection, Composite and Energy markets.

Barrday uses it’s more than 50 years of technical weaving experience to process a wide and ever-increasing variety of synthetic fibers.  Barrday also strives to understand the strengths and weakness of each high-performance fiber it weaves to design fabrics which optimize their performance (e.g. tenacity, % elongation, modulus, denier per filament, denier/dtex, spin finish etc.).  For example Barrday has studied and custom-designed 1000's of different ballistic fabrics with literally 100’s of different types of para-aramid yarns alone.

Some of the high-performance fibers Barrday has an in-depth knowledge of include:

- Basalt - and Basalt combinations
- Carbon - 3k,6k,12k,24k,48k, spun carbon, carbon tows etc.
- E-Glass
- High Performance Glass – S-2 Glass, HiPertex® ShieldStrand-S®, VeTron®
- HMPP – Innegra®, Tegris®
- HMWPE – Spectra®, Dyneema®, Tensylon®
- Meta-armids – Nomex®, Conex® etc.
- Modacryliic and various other FR fibers – e.g. Kanecaron
- Modified Para aramid – AuTex, Rusar
- Nylon – nylon 6 and nylon 6,6
- Para-Aramids – Kevlar®, Twaron®, Alkex®, Heracron® etc.
- PBO –Zylon HS and Zylon HM
- Polyester
- Polyester polyarylate – Vectran® (a liquid crystal polymer)
- Polyetherimide (PEI) – Ultem®
- Polypropylene
- Polytetrafluoro-ethylene (PTFE)
- Quartz

While Barrday weaves 1000’s of different fabric styles, and specializes in custom weaving, some of the standard weaves Barrday produces on a regular basis include:

Plain Weaves
The simplest weave in which each filling yarn passes successively over and under each single warp yarn in alternating rows.  This provides a fabric with maximum stability, firmness and minimum yarn slippage. It is the primary weave for the coating industry.

Basket Weaves

A variation of the plain weave, having two or more warp yarns interlaced as a unit with one or more filling yarns interlaced as a unit.  This fabric has the general properties of a plain weave but with less crimp and thickness.  It also allows for denser yarn packing.

Twill Weaves
A weave characterized by dominant diagonal rib or twill lines created on a least one side of the fabric.  It is used when tightly woven fabric with high density is required.  It has less stability and more yarn slippage than a plain weave.

Satin Weaves
This weave is characterized by floats that run in the warp direction on the face of the fabric so as to reflect light and produce a smooth lustrous face.  These weaves conform easily to highly contoured  surfaces

Rip-Stop Weaves
Typically a plain weave in which two or more ends are woven as one* and two or more picks* are woven together at specific intervals (*or different higher strength yarns are used).  This weave is designed to resist tear or rips and is required for end uses such as parachutes, radomes, UAV’s and sailcloth.

Leno Weaves
A woven structure in which pairs of warp yarns are twisted around each other between each filling yarn.  This technique gives firmness and durability to open weave fabrics and inhibits yarn slippage.

High Modulus Weaves
This weave uses a large structural yarn (typically carbon or glass) woven in combination with a smaller non-structural yarn to create a high impact resistance low crimp fabric.  This weave is highly pliable, conforms easily to highly contoured surfaces and is ideal for Resin Transfer Molding (RTM) and VARTM processes.

Sentinel® and Modified Sentinel® Weaves
This proprietary Barrday weave uses high performance ballistic yarns in combination with low modulus encapsulating yarns to create quasi-unidirectional fabrics for ballistic applications.  Over 10 years of research and development has gone into fine-tuning this fabric construction for personal protective armor, helmet and vehicle armor applications.

Multi-Layer Weaves
These are ‘3-dimensional’ fabrics created by weaving two or more warp and fill layers together at the same time.  They are characterized by having tie yarns in the vertical (or z-direction) of the fabric. Any of the above fabric weaves can be done as a multi-layer fabric with similar characteristics.

Off-set Weaves
This is a type of multilayer weave with two loose layers of fabric woven together with each fabric positioned such that it covers the other layer’s voids.  This fabric provides ballistic advantages through a layering effect and improved stability.

Ultra-Dense Weaves
These are weaves that exceed the theoretical maximum tightness or ‘cover-factor’ of standard fabrics.  Through years of experience Barrday has modified looms that can weave ultra-dense fabrics in excess of 200% cover-factor.  These fabrics have applications in stab, knife and puncture resistance applications as well as filtration applications.