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What is "Filament Yarn" - Definition & Explanation

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

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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.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

The thin compressed edge of a woven fabric which runs parallel to the warp yarns and prevents raveling. It is usually woven, utilizing tougher yarns and a tighter construction than the rest of the...
A method of producing nonwoven fabric in a continuous process. Polymer is extruded through a spinneret and the resulting filaments are cooled and laid down in a web along a continuous conveyor belt....
A light, fine cloth made using carded or combed, linen or cotton yarns. The fabric has a crease-resistant, crisp finish. Linen lawn is synonymous with handkerchief linen. Cotton lawn is a similar...
Nylon material made with both a surface of tiny hooks and a complementary surface of an adhesive pile, used in matching strips that can be pressed together or pulled apart for easy fastening and...
A tartan is a specific woven pattern that often signifies a particular Scottish clan in the modern era. The pattern is made with alternating bands of coloured (pre-dyed) threads woven as both warp...

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