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Radio frequency identification (RFID) systems:
radio frequency identification (RFID) systems provide a method to automatically identify and locate manufactured products over distances of up to several hundred metres. They rely on storing and remotely retrieving data from electronic tags using devices which can transmit and pick up data via radio waves. The systems usually comprise a universal infrastructure which consists of electronic readers, tags and radio-frequency identification management computer software.

Raffia:
a fibre obtained from the leaves of the raffia palm.
Last referenced in: Global technical textiles business update, 3rd quarter 2013 (Technical Textile Markets Issue 94)

Ramie:
a bast fibre similar to flax, the fibre used for making linen textiles.
Last referenced in: Survey of the European yarn fairs for spring/summer 2015 (Textile Outlook International Issue 168)

Raschel:
a two-needle warp knitting system.
Last referenced in: Fast track: trends in performance apparel at ISPO Munich 2014 (Performance Apparel Markets Issue 47)

Ratiné:
a cloth with a rough surface, which has been achieved by finishing and/or the use of fancy yarns.

Rayon:
a term used to describe fibres made from regenerated cellulose. (See also viscose, modal and acetate.)
Last referenced in: Survey of the European yarn fairs for spring/summer 2015 (Textile Outlook International Issue 168)

Reaction spinning:
a process for producing man-made fibres in which polymerisation is achieved during the extrusion of one set of reactants into another set of reactants.
Last referenced in: Stretch fibres and fabrics: reaching new levels of comfort (Performance Apparel Markets Issue 38)

Ready-to-wear:
a term used to describe clothing which has been produced in a factory and is offered for sale as a finished garment in a range of standard sizes.
Last referenced in: Global apparel markets: business update, 1st quarter 2014 (Global Apparel Markets Issue 25)

Real twist:
twist inserted in a yarn through the rotation of a yam end (as in uptwisting or downtwisting) or the repeated passage of a thread loop around an end, as in two-for-one twisting.
Last referenced in: Technical textile markets: product developments and innovations, 1st quarter 2014 (Technical Textile Markets Issue 96)

Redox:
a type of chemical reaction in which one of the reagents is reduced, while another is oxidised.
Last referenced in: Technical textile markets: product developments and innovations, 1st quarter 2013 (Technical Textile Markets Issue 92)

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