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What is "Tenacity" - Definition & Explanation

The property of fibers that measures strength. This is determined by the force required to rupture of break the fiber. Typically, this is measure is grams per denier, or g/d. Tensile strength measres textile strength, measured in pounds per square inch to break a fabric.
The maximum specific strength of a fibre or yarn that is developed in a tensile test taken to rupture point.
A unit used to measure the strength of a fibre or yarn, usually calculated by dividing the breaking force by the linear density.

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