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What is "Dacron" - Definition & Explanation

Trademark name for non-woven polyester fibers used for padding and stuffing.
Du Pont brand of polyester fiber.
Trade name for a polyester fibre. It blends well with other fibres, can be bleached and takes dye well. Used mainly in the manufacture of clothing, curtaining, furnishings, and fillings for pillows and quilts. Washes well and drips dry, as the fibre does not absorb moisture. A variety of types are developed to meet divergent needs; like, a low-pill fibre meant for light fabrics, thin wadding fibre suitable for padded clothes, a very fine weft fibre for sportswear and leisurewear fabrics, etc.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

A knit or woven fabric made from a rough, curly, knotted boucle yarn. The fabric has a looped, knotted surface and is often used in sportswear and coats. Made from wool, but also in rayon, silk,...
Plush (from French peluche) is a textile fabric having a cut nap or pile the same as fustian or velvet. Originally the pile of plush consisted of mohair or worsted yarn, but now silk by itself or...
Refers to fibers that are typically manufactuered through an electrospinning process, which spins fibers in diameters ranging from 10nm (nanometers) to several hundred nanometers, but usually less...
A substance that is added to a textile (uncoloured or coloured) to increase the apparent light reflectance in the visible region by the conversion of ultraviolet radiation into visible light and so...
The forced circulation of dye liquor through packages of fibre, yarn or fabric, without limitation of temperature. NOTE: The use of the term "pressure dyeing" in this connection is deprecated. (See...

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