As fibres are carded, static is created causes fibres to cling to surrounding surfaces and machinery. This is likely to cause breakdown in production at any stage of the production line.

Within commercial laundry industry, folding machines are used and in their very nature the movement of the laundry generates static electricity. This is a growing problem particularly because of the increased use of man made fibres. The laundry items then stick or cling onto the conveyor systems causing jamming and breakdowns.

Static causes more problems for businesses using Stenter (Flaker) machines because fibres contaminate the product resulting in lack or poor production quality. And when fibres pass through ceramic eyelets and combs during warping, fibres can break creating problems at the warping beam.