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What is "Shellac" - Definition & Explanation

Clear wood finish. Its solvent is alcohol (methylated spirits, British).

Some other terms

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Napped is a dry, permanent finish in which fibers are raised from the fabric by bristled rotating brushes. This finish allows the fabric to provide more insulation, while also lowering its resistance...
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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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