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What is "TFPIA" - Definition & Explanation

Textile Fiber Products Identification Act (USA) Law governing labeling and classification of fibers used in fabrics. Among the components: * Natural fibers must be called by their common, known, name. * Man made fibers may be listed by trademarked name, but must also be listed by generic name, e.g., "Dacron polyester" * Fibers must be listed in descending order of composition by weight. * No trademarks or other terms may be used that imply presence of a fiber that is not part of the product (e.g., Wooly warm 100% acrylic)

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A process for spinning partially or highly oriented filaments in which the spinning and drawing processes are integrated sequential stages. Most of the orientation in spin drawing is introduced...
The resulting opening of the weave when fabric lacks the tensile strength to prevent shifting at the seams. When you apply force, the yarns in the fabric slip to open up the weave, but not the seam...
Fixing is the term described for the various ways of getting dyes stuck onto or into fibres. Fixing is part of the dyeing process and differs from after-fixing which is generally used to describe a...
A finishing process in which the fabric is wound tightly onto a perforated roller and either immersed in hot water, which is also circulated through the fabric (wet decatising) or has steam blown...
A term describing a jacquard fabric, a term interchangeable with a brocade or damask. Can be two-tone or multicolor, the difference being that the design has a greater raised effect on the face of...

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