The qualities of infrared heat make it ideal for heat setting because:

  • Infrared’s dry heat eliminates color problems that can result from using a steam heat setting process.
  • Infrared heat can be used in tunnels or other narrow shapes for both narrow fabrics and for multi-pass operations.
  • IR heat doesn’t penetrate deeply is – only the surface is heated, meaning less damage.
  • Yarn and fabric heat setting often requires post heating as well. Infrared’s supper efficiency makes it ideal for these processes too.