What is "Continuous Filament Yarn" - Definition & Explanation

A yarn composed of one or more filaments that run the whole length of the yarn.


Yarns of one filament and of more than one filament are known as monofilament and multi-filament yarns respectively.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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