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What is "Fibers" - Definition & Explanation

Acitate A man-made fiber with a luxurious feeling, which dyes in brilliant colors and is economical. Bui if offers low resistance to wear and only fair resistance to sunlight. When blended with other fibers, it can add beauty and luster to a fabric. Acetate is seldom used in todays fabrics.
Fibers can be used long or short (chopped). For composites, fibers are generally used long or in Mats or fabric. In this case the thermoset resin mainly acts as a binder. In thermoplastics, they are most of the time used chopped (relatively short lengths of very small cross-sections) as reinforcer. Glass fibers are the most used fibers. Syn. Extender, Reinforcer
The hair-like filaments of any textile substance, such as the fibers of cotton or the individual hairs of wool.
Natural or synthetic filaments, such as cotton or nylon, which can be used in the construction of textiles.
Fibers can be used long or short (chopped). For composites, fibers are generally used long or in Mats or fabric. In this case the thermoset resin mainly acts as a binder.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

A plain-weave, stiff fabric with thick-and-thin yarns in both the warp and the filling. The fabric was originally made of linen but is now duplicated in 100% polyester or a variety of blends such as...
Refers to an open weave fabric. In a leno weave the warp yarns are arranged in pairs, twisting or interlocking around the filling yarn to prevent slippage and make the open weave stronger and more...
This lace often has a high profile, and is made using a needlepoint technique rather than embroidery. A heavier weight lace, the patterns vary from geometric to floral. Each pattern is attached to...
Spandex is an elastic type fiber that can be stretched many times its length and then spring back to the original length. Spandex is more resistant to washing, perspiration, and heat than latex....
A float weave made in many fabrics. The name comes from a French word meaning birds nest. Its patterns are regular and open. Honey comb fabric is also known as Diamond Weave. It is found in...

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