We use cookies to improve your browsing experience. If you continue, we'll assume that you are happy to accept cookies from our website. You can change your browser's cookie settings at any time. To find out more about how we use cookies and how to manage your browser settings read our cookies policy.
Glossary
    in Terms
    in Terms & Definitions
 
Pa (Pascal):
the pressure produced by a force of 1 Newton applied, uniformly distributed, over an area of 1 m2. Used in textile testing as a measure of bursting pressure.

Paisley:
a traditional decorative pattern featuring an Indian cone or pine.
Last referenced in: Survey of the European Fabric Fairs for Autumn/Winter 2014/15 (Textile Outlook International Issue 166)

PAN:
polyacrylonitrile—a precursor for making carbon fibres.
Last referenced in: Developments and innovations in the apparel sector, 3rd quarter 2008 (Global Apparel Markets Issue 3)

Panné:
a satin-faced velvet or silk fabric with a high lustre achieved by finishing.

Papermakers' felts:
textile based felts used to extract water during the process of paper making.

Partially oriented yarn:
a continuous synthetic filament made by extruding a polymer so that a substantial degree of molecular orientation is present in the resulting filaments, but further substantial molecular orientation is still possible. The resulting yarn will usually have to be drawn in a subsequent process in order to orient the molecular structure fully and optimise the yarn's tensile properties.
Last referenced in: Profile of Wellman: fibres for moisture management (Performance Apparel Markets Issue 1)

Partially oriented yarn (POY):
a continuous filament yam made by extruding a synthetic polymer so that a substantial degree of molecular orientation is present in the resulting filaments, but further molecular orientation is possible. The resulting yarn will usuall
Last referenced in: Prospects for the textile and clothing industry in Malaysia, September 2012 (Textile Outlook International Issue 158)

Passementerie:
an open-work braid technique, traditionally used for furnishing braid.

PBI:
polybenzimidazole, a highly flame resistant fibre with low shrinkage properties when exposed to flame.
Last referenced in: Technical textile markets: product developments and innovations, 4th quarter 2013 (Technical Textile Markets Issue 95)

PBO:
polybenzoxazole, a high performance polymer developed in US Air Force research programmes.
Last referenced in: Technical textile markets: product developments and innovations, 4th quarter 2013 (Technical Textile Markets Issue 95)

next