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What is "Shelf life" - Definition & Explanation

The length of time a material is useful sitting in an unopened container. Property of finishes, glues, etc.

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An imperfection, characterized by a ridge or mark running in the crosswise or lengthwise directions of the fabric. Barrˇs can be caused by tension variations in the knitting process, poor quality...
Desirable changes in wood that provide interesting patterns at the surface. Examples are: flame, crotch (curl, Brit.), burl (burr, Brit.) , curly (tiger stripe, fiddle, fiddleback) and birdseye....
A twill weave in silk, rayon, or very fine, worsted cotton. A very soft, light fabric that is noted for its soft finish and feel. It is usually printed with small figures on a dark or light...
Fibres spun from two different polymers. The most common types are made from polymers which have different melting points and are used for thermal bonding. Another variant is produced from polymers...
Pre-delivery preparation for a piece of furniture. This can include inspection for damage, completeness, and proper operation; removal of stickers and tags and minor repairs from manufacturing or...

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