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What is "Luster" - Definition & Explanation

General term for amount of light reflected from a surface. In fibers/fabric this is known as a "bright" fiber, as compared to a "dull" fiber. In wood finishes, this may refer to either sheen or chatoyance.
A surface shining of a textile that appears to the naked eye.
A reference to the brightness of an object that shines with reflected light rather than producing its own.
The term used to describe the intensity with which light shines on pieces of fabric.
Brightness or reflectivity of fibers, yarns, carpets, or fabrics. Synthetic fibers are produced in various luster classifications including bright, semi-bright, semi-dull, and dull. Bright fibers usually are clear (have no which pigment) whereas the duller designations have small amounts of white pigments such as titanium dioxide. Luster of finished carpet also depends upon yarn heatsetting methods, dyeing, and finishing.
The light reflective quality of fiber exhibited in shine and gloss.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

A finishing process in which a substance - like rubber, resin or synthetic compounds - covers the fabric on one or both sides. Polyurethane is a common coating for outerwear. Coating typically aids...
A sheer, woven, mercerized fabric of combed cotton or polyester/cotton resembling nainsook, only finer, with a lengthwise streak. A rayon fabric decorated with dobby woven stripes and jacquard...
The raising of fibers on the face of the goods by means of teasels or rollers covered with card clothing (steel wires) that are about one inch in height. Action by either method raises the protruding...
A band (q.v.) that runs with clearly defined edges and that differs in appearance from the adjacent normal fabric. (It may be shady and may or may not run parallel with the picks). Bar is a general...
A weave used principally for towels and glass-cloths in which a rough surface effect is created on a plain ground texture by weaving short floats, whereby warp floats are on one side of the fabric...

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