What is "Filament Yarn" - Definition & Explanation

A yarn composed of one or more filaments (q.v.) that run the whole length of the yarn.


Yarns of one filament and yarns of several filaments are referred to as mono-filament and multi-filament, respectively.

A yarn composed of continuous filaments assembled with or without twist. filling in a woven fabric, the yarn running from selvage to selvage at right angles to warp. Each crosswise length is called a pick. In the weaving process, the filling yarn is carried by the shuttle or other type of yarn carrier.
Yarn created by twisting long filament strands together to create a smooth, lustrous yarn.

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