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Preparation and spinning of textile fibres

13.11 Preparation and spinning of textile fibres

This class includes:

  • preparatory operations on textile fibres:
    • reeling and washing of silk
    • degreasing and carbonizing of wool and dyeing of wool fleece
    • carding and combing of all kinds of animal, vegetable and man-made fibres
  • spinning and manufacture of yarn or thread for weaving or sewing, for the trade or for further processing:
    • texturizing, twisting, folding, cabling and dipping of synthetic or artificial filament


This class also includes:

  • manufacture of paper yarn

This class excludes:

  • preparatory operations carried out in combination with agriculture or farming, see division 01
  • retting of plants bearing vegetable textile fibres (jute, flax, coir etc.), see 01.16
  • cotton ginning, see 01.63
  • manufacture of synthetic or artificial fibres and tows, manufacture of single yarns (including high-tenacity yarn and yarn for carpets) of synthetic or artificial fibres, see 20.30
  • manufacture of glass fibres, see 23.10
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