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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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The procedure, other than by scouring only, of improving the whiteness of a textile by decolourising it from the grey state, with or without the removal of the nature colouring matter or extraneous...
A jacquard fabric usually made with a taffeta or faille ground. The design is created by colored warp threads brought up on the face of the fabric, leaving loose yarns on the back. These threads are...
Linters are the short fibers left on the cotton seed after the longer fibers have been removed. Although the fibers are too short for spinning or cloth making, they are useful in paper pulp. The...
A bikini is a type of women's bathing suit, characterized by two separate parts—one covering the breasts, the other the groin and buttocks, leaving an uncovered area between the two...
The resulting opening of the weave when fabric lacks the tensile strength to prevent shifting at the seams. When you apply force, the yarns in the fabric slip to open up the weave, but not the seam...

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