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Textile Fibers and Yarns

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Matt Gallion

on 8 September 2010

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Transcript of Textile Fibers and Yarns

Cellulosic fibers- fibers that come from plants Protein Fibers- natural fibers from animals or insects Staple Fibers- short fibers, in lengths under eight inches Filaments- long, continous fibers Worsted- type of yarn made up of long staple wool fibers Consignment Selling- the retailer accepts merchandise to sell in the store but does not own it Generic Groups- name that identifies each family of manufactured fiber with a similar chemical composition Variants- manufactured fiber that is modified slightly during production, resulting in a change in its properties for specific appearance or uses Commodity Fibers- fibers sold by generic groups and are not identified with any specific manufacturer Wicking- dispersing or spreading of moisture or liquid through a given area Innovation- creative, forward-thinking introduction of new ideas Polymers- fibers chemists work on in laboratories to link molecules into long chains of chemical compounds Pilot Plant- small scale trial production of materials Missionary Selling- convincing customers that they need a product before trying to sell it to them Denier- term used to describe fiber thickness or diameter Cooperative Advertising- the costs are shared by more than one organization Spinning- process which draws, twists, and winds individual fibers into long, cohesive strands Ply- each individual strand in a yarn
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