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What is "Broken Filaments" - Definition & Explanation

Rupture of individual filaments (usually during winding or weaving) that results in the appearance of a fibrous or hairy surface, which may be localised or general, in a fabric made from flat continuous filament yarn.
Filaments of a yarn which have broken, normally due to abrasion of a rope in contact with a rough surface.

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