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What is "Clo Value" - Definition & Explanation

A unit of thermal resistance. The insulation required to produce the necessary heat to keep an individual comfortable at 21 degrees Centigrade with air movement at .1 m/s. One clo is about equal to the insulation value of typical indoor clothing.

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French for "false" can be anything made to simulate something that it's not. Examples: Faux graining (painting grain lines on figureless wood), faux suede (non-leather fabric made to simulate suede...
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(woven fabric) - usually caused by an extra piece of yarn that is woven into fabric. It can also be caused by thick places in the yarn. Often is caused by fly waste being spun in yarn in the...
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A variation on the twill weave construction in which a broken check effect is produced by a variation in the pattern of interlacing yarns, utilizing at least two different colored yarns. This check...

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