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What is "Absorbency" - Definition & Explanation

A measure of how much amount of water a fabric can absorb.
The ability of a fiber to absorb water. The ability of a bone dry fiber to absorb moisture is called moisture regain. Some fibers adsorb moisture, that is, the water is held on the surface of the fiber, instead of being taking into the fiber. Wicking is when adsorbed moisture travels along the length of the fiber, but is not absorbed. In addition the strength of some fabrics increases when wet (e.g., cotton) and others decreases when wet (e.g., rayon.)
The ability of a textile material to absorb and retain liquids within its structure.
A measure of how much water a fabric can absorb.
This is an important aspect of a fabric, the ability to take in moisture content which also effects other characteristics as stain removal, shrinkage, skin comfort, static build up, and water repellency etc.
The ability of a fabric to take in moisture. Absorbency is a very important property, which effects many other characteristics such as skin comfort, static build-up, shrinkage, stain removal, water repellency, and wrinkle recovery.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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The production of a layer of protruding fibres on the surface of fabrics by brushing, teazling or rubbing. NOTE: The fabric, in open width, is passed between rotating rollers covered with teazles,...

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