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What is "Asbestos" - Definition & Explanation

A non-metallic mineral fiber which is not flammable. The fiber is woven into fabrics and used for theater curtains, ironing board covers, potholders, and other cloths where flameproof and heatproof protection is needed.
A strong and incombustible fiber widely used in the past for fireproofing and insulation. The small, buoyant fibers are easily inhaled or swallowed, causing a number of serious diseases including: asbestosis, a chronic disease of the lungs that makes breathing more and more difficult; cancer; and mesothelioma, a cancer (specific to asbestos exposure) of the membranes that line the chest and abdomen.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

An alternative, non-harmful method of producing silk. Silk is woven by making use of empty cocoons rather than harvesting live moth pupae. Cultivated on forest trees, the silk is spun after the...
A flat piece of material covered with a special type of CARD CLOTHING, held in a horizontal position on the "flat top" type of CARDING MACHINE. Working in conjunction with a CARDING DRUM, it aids in...
Refers to a coating that repels water but allows water vapor (thus perspiration) to pass through, allowing garments to be comfortable and waterproof. Used in garments for active wear and winter...
A fabric made using a rib variation of the plain weave. The construction is characterized by having a slight ridge effect in one direction, usually the filling. Poplin used to be associated with...
The place in the mill where goods are taken after weaving for inspection and repair. Examiners mark all defects, large or small with chalk; blemishes are also noted. If need be, brushing, shearing,...

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