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What is "Biodegradable" - Definition & Explanation

Substances that decompose readily and become absorbed by the environment. From an environmental standpoint, they should not contain inorganic salts, heavy metals, toxic chemicals and amines.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

A double-faced fabric woven with a tightly twisted spun warp and two sets of soft spun filling yarns. The fabric is thick and warm and its filling yarns are frequently napped to produce a soft...
Trade name for a polyester fibre. It blends well with other fibres, can be bleached and takes dye well. Used mainly in the manufacture of clothing, curtaining, furnishings, and fillings for pillows...
A manufactured assembly of fibres or yarns (or both) that has substantial surface area in relation to its thickness, and sufficient mechanical strength to give the assembly inherent...
Some polymeric fibres are spun by melting the polymer to a liquid state. The liquid is forced through the spinner opening under pressure and cooled by a jet of air to form the filament. Nylon can be...
A high-modulus, dimensionally stable rayon staple fiber. It is a natural fibre originating from wood pulp, cellulose and rayon. Finer quality than the regular rayon yarns, it has high resistance to...

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