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What is "Dead Cotton" - Definition & Explanation

1. FIBRE. General term used for immature, undeveloped cotton fibres. May cause increased nep-piness on the fabric and also may cause uneven dyeing. May show up as undyed specks, due to poor dye affinity. 2. FABRIC DEFECT. Small neps of cotton fibres which are gathered on the surface of the fabric and which are different in colour from the surrounding fabric.

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