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What is "Tow" - Definition & Explanation

A large group of continuous filaments, such as nylon, polyester without any definite twist. An untwisted rope. The rope may be later be cut into staple fibers.
Shorter linen fibers separated out from longer line fibers when they are hackled (combed). Can be used for an underlayer of stuffing.
A large bundle of continuous manufactured filament fibers, such as polyester, as they are extruded from the spinerette, and before they have been cut into staple fibers.
A large bundle of manufactured filament fiber as they are extruded from the spinerette, and before they have been cut into staple fibers.
Yarn or cloth made of tow, namely a short or broken fiber (as of flax, hemp, or synthetic material) that is used especially for yarn, twine, or stuffing.
Continuous synthetic fibre filaments (without twist) collected in a loose rope-like form and held together by crimp. Tow is the form before fibre is cut into staple.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

A yarn that is intentionally produced to have a special or unique effect. These effects can be produced by twisting together uneven single yarns, by using yarns that contain irregularities, or by...
The way the fabric feels when it is touched. Terms like softness, crispness, dryness, silkiness are all terms that describe the hand of the fabric. A good hand refers to shape retention without...
A fine, firmly knit fabric made from cotton and sometimes rayon and nylon in a knitted, double knit construction. It has a very short soft nap and wears well. Nylon chamoisette is more often called...
A type of decorative weave in which a pile is formed by additional warp or filling yarns interlaced in such a way that loops are formed on the surface or face of the fabric. The loops may be left...
A woven is a cloth formed by weaving. It only stretches in the bias directions (between the warp and weft directions), unless the threads are elastic. Woven cloth usually frays at the edges, unless...

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