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What is "Abrasive Fabrics" - Definition & Explanation

A general term for cotton fabrics used as backings for various abrasive and polishing agents. Usually sheetings and drills are employed extensively and twills in smaller quantities. The fabric is coated on one side with emery carboraundum or other such abrasive grit. These are largely used on industrial machine polishing of metals.

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An adhesive compound applied for the purpose of locking pile yarn tufts into a carpet backing, bonding a secondary backing to a primary backing, increasing the fabric body or stiffness, and...
Often made from rayon but can also be made from mohair, silk and synthetics. The ground or backing yarns are usually made of cotton. Sometimes jute or hemp is combined with the cotton. It has a pile...
The make up of the yarn content of any given fabric ( 60% cotton and 40% rayon). By regulation of the Federal Trade Commission, this information must be provided in all price lists. Fiber...
A metal nozzle type device with very fine holes used in the spinning process of manufactured fibers. The spinning solution is forced or extruded through the small holes to form continuous filament...
Rough woollen fabric made in the uplands of Mid-Wales from the local hardy sheep. Plain weave, hopsack, or herringbone weaves are the most usual and the yarns are either dyed with synthetic dyes for...

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