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Chemically, a substance that dissolves other substances, thus forming a solution. Water dissolves more substances than any other, and is known as the "universal solvent". In upholstery, solvent...
A lightweight open texture fabric produced in a plain weave or a simple leno...
Period of assembly time when the adhesive film is not exposed to the air, but prior to the time that pressure has been applied. Compare with Open Time. Adhesives that bond on contact have little or...
Also called gassing, singeing is a process applied to both yarns and fabrics to produce an even surface by burning off projecting fibres, yarn ends, and fuzz. This is accomplished by passing the...
A belt is a flexible band, made of either leather or a type of cloth, worn around the waist, normally serving the purpose of supporting the clothing material, particularly trousers. A belt has been...

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