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What is "Flat" - Definition & Explanation

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 opening the cotton FIBERS.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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 fabric produced by interlocking loops in a lengthwise direction. Warp knits tend to be flatter, smoother, more run resistant, and more stable than weft knits. Examples are tricot, raschel and...
Results when a fiber or fabric will neither stretch or shrink. Relaxation shrinkage is when fibers, when elongated during weaving or finishing relax to their natural size after being washed....
Literally a color description given to yellow-brown, earth/dust tones or greenish tinged shades, the term khaki has also evolved to define a strong cloth made of cotton, worsted or linen yarns and...
SPF measures the effectiveness of sunscreen on the body. the test for SPF is done by using a living organism or body to measure the length of time it takes for the skin to redden without coverage or...

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