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What is "PU coated" - Definition & Explanation

Refers to a fabric which has been coated with polyurethane, usually to make it waterproof but sometimes to give a firmer hand.

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refers to the application of material such as plastic resin, wax, oil, varnish or lacquer to the surface of the fabric. Application methods include dipping, spraying, brushing, calendering or knife...
An irregular, slub silk reeled from double cocoons or silk worms which have spun their cocoons side by side causing an interlock, making it necessary to reel them together. Antique taffetas and...
Running stitches laid in rows from edge to edge of the given area to fill. Usualy used to fill in larger areas. Consists of two densities (see Density and Stitch Length), spacing between the rows of...
An adhesive compound applied for the purpose of locking pile yarn tufts into a carpet backing, bonding a secondary backing to a primary backing, increasing the fabric body or stiffness, and...
A layer of foam usually polyurethane, PVC or latex is bonded to the fabric with adhesive or fused to the fabric with heat. Generally results in a 'breathable' fabric. Used for footwear, outerwear and...

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