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a fabric with an open or loose configuration of strands or filaments which can usually be easily seen through from a distance.
Last referenced in: The world nonwovens industry: ten smaller producers, part 3 of 3, 2013-14 (Technical Textile Markets Issue 96)

Scutching (flax):
the operation of separating the woody part of deseeded or retted flax straw.

see spin draw yarn.
Last referenced in: Profiles of 18 Textile and Apparel Companies in Indonesia (Textile Outlook International Issue 148)

Seasonless solids:
Basic colours which do not change from season to season, including black, white and navy.

a fabric characterised by the presence of puckered areas contrasted by flat areas, usually in stripes along the length of the cloth.
Last referenced in: Survey of the European fabric fairs for spring/summer 2014 (Textile Outlook International Issue 162)

Segmented pie (microfibres):
a bicomponent yarn with a cross-section comprising segments or wedges made from nylon alternating with segments or wedges made from polyester. Microfibres are formed by processing the yarns into a carded web, which is then passed through a high pressure jet of air or water to split the fibres into their constituent parts.
Last referenced in: Prospects for the textile and clothing industry in China (Textile Outlook International Issue 168)

the longitudinal edge of a fabric or a garment panel produced during knitting. The term can also be applied to fabric in which the yarn is cut rather than turned at the end of a course of loops.
Last referenced in: Survey of the European fabric fairs for spring/summer 2014 (Textile Outlook International Issue 162)

Separation (geotextiles):
the function of a geotextile as a partition between two dissimilar geotechnical materials, eg soil and gravel. The geotextile prevents intermixing of the two materials throughout the design life of the structure.
Last referenced in: Dornbirn 2013 -- developments and opportunities in man-made fibres (Technical Textile Markets Issue 95)

a term used to define the weft or warp density of a woven fabric, usually in terms of the number of threads per centimetre.
Last referenced in: Global technical textiles business update, 3rd quarter 2008 (Technical Textile Markets Issue 74)

a silk fabric similar to pongee, but heavier, which was originally woven in wild silk from Shantung, China.
Last referenced in: Survey of the European Yarn Fairs for Spring/Summer 2012 (Textile Outlook International Issue 149)

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