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What is Textile Manufacturing?

Textile manufacturing is a process that involves converting various types of fibers into yarn or thread and then using that yarn and thread, or the fibers directly, to create woven or nonwoven textiles. The textile manufacturing process will depend on the type of fiber used, as well as the desired end product. There are many types of textile constructions, some of which are woven from yarns (made from spun fibers) or nonwoven directly from staple or filament fibers.

Delaware Valley Corporation Textile Manufacturing

Delaware Valley Corporation is a needle-punch nonwoven textile manufacturer specializing in producing innovative and environmentally friendly textiles. We work closely with our large and small customers to develop cost-effective needle-punch nonwoven textile manufacturing solutions that meet their specific needs. Our commitment to quality and customer service has earned us a reputation as a leading textile manufacturer. 

Delaware Valley Corporation was founded in 1964 to provide quality needle-punch nonwoven textile manufacturing to serve the automotive industry. We have remained true to our roots, and over the years, we have continued to innovate and evolve to meet the changing needs of our customers. Today, we offer a wide range of industrial needle-punch nonwoven textile-manufactured products, all created in our state-of-the-art facilities, serving many industries.

We take pride in our work and are dedicated to providing our customers with the best possible experience.

Historical and Modern Textile Manufacturing

Textile manufacturing is one of the oldest human industries. Historically, textile manufacturing was a labor-intensive process that involved manually spinning, weaving, and sewing threads or yarns into textiles. Today, however, most textile production is done by machine, and the process is much faster and easier.

Historically, textile production was a cottage industry, with people spinning and weaving yarn in their homes. In the early 1800s, however, new machines were invented that could spin and weave thread much faster than people could. As a result, manufacturing textiles became a large-scale industry.

Textile Manufacturing Processes

Some of the processes that Delaware Valley Corporation utilizes are the following

Needle Punching

Needle punch nonwoven textiles are made by interlocking fibers using barbed needles. The needles punch the fibers together, entangling them. This type of nonwoven textile is strong and durable, and the many different weights and structures make it ideal for a variety of applications.

Thermal Bonding

Thermal bonding is a process where heat is applied to melt fibers together. This creates a strong bond between the fibers and makes the textile more durable. 


Coating is a process where a thin layer of material is applied to the textile’s surface to change its properties or appearance. This might change color or texture, or create a waterproof or water-resistant barrier on the textile or provide other desirable properties.


Adhesives, like coatings, can be applied to needled felts or other nonwoven textiles. Adhesives can be used to attach two pieces of textile together or to other surfaces.


Die-cut parts and blanks are made by cutting needle felts or other nonwoven textiles into specific shapes using a steel die. This type of manufacturing is often used to create parts or blanks that will be used in the production of other items, like filters, gaskets, garments or upholstered furniture.


Slitting is a process where the textile is cut into narrow strips, typically roll-to-roll. This is often used to create ribbons or trim for clothing. A combination of these processes can also be used to create various textile products.

Textile Manufacturing Materials

There are many different types of textile manufacturing materials, including cotton, sisal, polyester, polypropylene, nylon, and more. Each type of material has its own unique properties and benefits that make it well-suited for certain applications.

  • Cotton is perhaps the most popular type of textile manufacturing material. It’s soft and comfortable while also being absorbent and hypoallergenic; Good choice for inner garments and linens.
  • Wool is a fire-resistant, absorbent material that is a good insulator but is coarse and itchy; Good for outer garments.
  • Sisal has high strength and durability, but its fibers are straight, coarse, and inflexible; Good for mats and carpets.
  • Polyester is exceptionally durable, will not stretch or pill, and is lightweight and flexible; Good for high wear and abrasion applications such as automotive carpeting and socks. 
  • Polypropylene is chemical resistant, absorbent, and tolerant of temperature extremes, but susceptible to Ultra Violet (Sun) light damage; Good for carpeting and moisture-wicking garments.
  • Nylon imitates silk in its feel. It is very flexible and stretchy such that it maintains its shape as it flexes. It is easy to clean and dries quickly; Good for thin, delicate, and breathable garments.

Delaware Valley Corporation’s Recent Innovations in Textile Manufacturing

Our commitment to quality and innovation has resulted in many breakthroughs in the textile industry, including the development of structured face felts for walk-off mats and runners, and the creation of new patterns and design constructions for needle-punch nonwoven textiles.

We have expanded our focus to include the marine textile market, where we introduced new patterns and custom colors for ceiling textiles, hull liners, and lazarette linings. Our marine textiles are designed to meet the needs of both recreational and commercial vessels, and are available in a variety of sizes and thicknesses to suit any application.

Our Thermal Bonded structured and patterned textiles were introduced commercially in 1991 and have allowed the company to dispense with the use of polluting liquid based backing adhesives. This makes Delaware Valley Corporation a leader in environmentally friendly production methods. 

This focus on innovation has led to Delaware Valley Corporation becoming one of the most respected names in the textile industry. Our products are known for their quality and durability, and we are always looking for ways to improve upon our already wide range of offerings.

Why We Are Different

At Delaware Valley Corporation, we treat our customers like family. We take pride in our workmanship and quality. Our customers are our number one priority, and we work tirelessly to ensure our products solve their needs and meet their specifications. 

Whether you need one roll or thousands of rolls, Delaware Valley Corporation is your go-to source for custom, technical, needle-punch, nonwoven textiles. 

Our Facilities

Delaware Valley Corporation is a family-owned business with headquarters, production and support operations all housed on a single site in Tewksbury, MA. Our textile manufacturing and warehousing occupies a modern, 90,000 square ft., high bay, space building with five production lines, and is staffed with over 250 years of nonwoven experience. Our needle punching looms can handle textiles up to 180″ wide and with fiber ranging from 1.5 to 400 denier. 

Our Processes

Delaware Valley Corporation’s needle-punch nonwoven textile manufacturing process is the most versatile and innovative in the industry. We can design and produce custom textiles for a wide variety of applications, from fluid retention mats and hydrophobic oil absorbers to medical wraps and sound-deadening gaskets.

Our flexibility and creativity set us apart from our competitors and allows us to complete your project efficiently and accurately with an engineered needle-punch nonwoven textile solution that you may never have imagined possible. 

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you with your next needle-punch nonwoven textile project!

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