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Kaftan:
an oriental garment consisting of a long under-tunic tied at the waist by a girdle.

Kelim:
Turkish carpets with stylised geometric patterns.

Kemp:
coarse, white, dead animal-hair mixed with animal fibre which shows up in a finished yarn or fabric as a lighter colour.

KGy:
the Système International (SI) unit for radiation absorbed dose (J/kg). The absorbed dose refers to the amount of energy per unit mass of a substance, which is applied during irradiation by ionising radiation. In the field of radiation applications it is

Knit-deknit:
a texturing process in which yarns are knitted on a single-end circular knitting machine, the knitted tubular yarns set in steam, and the knitted yarns subsequently unravelled by "deknitting" and winding on a winding machine.
Last referenced in: Profile of Trevira: A Unique European Source of Polyester Speciality Fibres (Technical Textile Markets Issue 85)

Knitted fabric:
a fabric produced by intermeshing loops from one or more yarns, fibres, filaments or other elements.
Last referenced in: Survey of the European yarn fairs for spring/summer 2015 (Textile Outlook International Issue 168)

Knitted geotextile:
a geotextile produced by intermeshing loops from one or more yarns, fibres, filaments or other elements.
Last referenced in: Markets for geosynthetic products and profiles of five leading manufacturers (Technical Textile Markets Issue 92)

Knop:
a "bunch" of fibres appearing along the length of a yarn, giving a spot effect.
Last referenced in: Survey of the European yarn fairs for spring/summer 2015 (Textile Outlook International Issue 168)

KPa (kiloPascal)::
the pressure produced by a force of 1,000 Newtons applied, uniformly distributed, over an area of 1 m. Used in textile testing as a measure of bursting pressure; 1 kPa = 6.89 lbf/inch2.
Last referenced in: Waterproof breathable fabrics: demand for comfort is driving innovation (Performance Apparel Markets Issue 46)

Ksi:
kilopounds per square inch (a unit of stress).
Last referenced in: Apparel business update, 2nd quarter 2008 (Global Apparel Markets Issue 2)