Anti-snag Vat

Boarding Press

Boarding and pressing Room

After dyeing, nylon stockings are usually given an anti-snag bath which helps to prevent stray fibres standing up from the main threads. It is the catching of such stray threads on rough furniture or sharp projections that causes many of the runs or ladders in stockings while they are being worn.

Drying and Boarding. After the stockings have been removed from the dyeing vats they are dried in centrifuges or revolving drums which throw off the water they may contain.

The stockings are then placed on metal or wooden leg shapes and heated and in some cases pressed. This gives the final finish to the stocking which is then ready for a last quality check.

 

 

Left above: Anti-snag Vat.

 

 

Left centre: Boarding Press.

 

 

Left below: Boarding and pressing Room.