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What is "Metallic Fiber" - Definition & Explanation

Metallic fibers are fibers used in textiles which are either composed of metal, or fibers of other materials with a metal coating. Their uses include decoration and the reduction of static electricity.
An inorganic fiber made from minerals and metals, blended and extruded to form fibers. The fiber is formed from a flat ribbon of metal, coated with a protective layer of plastic, which reduces tarnishing. Metal used in apparel fabric is purely decorative.
Synthetic fiber made of metal, metal- coated plastic or plastic- coated metal sometimes used in small amounts in carpet to dissipate static electricity, thus preventing shock.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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