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What is "Filament" - Definition & Explanation

In textiles, a continuous object, limited in length only by its spool, and not cut to length. Synthetic fibers and silk are filament threads.
A continuous strand of silk or manmade fiber.
A fibre of indefinite length. Flame resistant: a term used to describe fibres, yarns or fabrics which resist burning.
A fine or thinly spun thread or fiber.
A filament is a fine, thinly spun thread, fiber, or wire.
A manufactured fiber of indefinite length (continuous), extruded from the spinneret during the fiber production process.
A thread or threadlike object or appendage; a fiber; esp. (Bot.), the threadlike part of the stamen supporting the anther.
A man made long and continuous fiber.
A type of yarn whereby the individual fibers are much longer and tend not to be mixed, but rather bundled together before being twisted and heatset into yarn.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

The process of physically compressing (or shrinking) woven fabrics so that they don't shrink unacceptably when a customer washes them. Most fabric processes work under tension that stretch fabrics as...
Lumber (timber) that is planed or jointed on all sides. Typically marked S4S. In Britian, known as Dressed all round (DAR). Lumber is also sold S2S (surfaced two sides with both edges rough), or S2S...
A bast fiber obtained from the Crotalaria juncea plant. The fibers grow from 4 to 5 feet long and are retted and prepared like other bast fibers. Sunn contains over 80% cellulose and is highly...
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...
A French word for cloth or fabric, linen, sailcloth, canvas. The linen or cotton cloth was made famous when a new technique of engraved plate printing was popularized in Jouy, France in the 18th...

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