How Does Twisting Work?

Adding twist to continuous filament fiber helps lock the filaments together, making the tow easier to process in textile conversions. Different levels of twist can have dramatic effects on the final fabric. As more twist is added the tow becomes rounder. Concordia can twist anywhere from 0.1 turns per inch to 50 turns per inch depending on the input material.

Twisting Options


Single Twist

Twisting a single fiber per exacting specification. Expressed as turns per inch (tpi), turns per meter (tpm), or turns per centimeter (tpcm).

carbon fiber rope

Plied Twist

Twisting together two or more single yarns to form, respectively, a plied yarn or cord.

heavy duty thick gauge

Cable Twist

A construction of thread, yarn, cord, or rope in which each successive twist is in the direction opposite the preceding twists; i.e., and S/Z/S or Z/S/Z construction.


Oil & Gas

Twisted fiber allows for smoother braiding processes. Braided tubes are used in the Oil & Gas field where corrosion resistance and high mechanical performance are critical.

Commercial Aviation

When creating high precision textiles, fiber twisting provides the consistent cross section needed to make complicated components, like fan blades and engine cases for commercial planes.


Twisting fibers together for various industrial applications allows our customers to get more out of a fiber than the sum of its parts.

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