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What is "Flocked" - Definition & Explanation
Last Updated on: 08-Jan-2024 (6 months, 12 days ago)
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Flocked
A method of applying short fibers rather than color to the entire surface of the fabric. The fabric may be printed with an adhesive and the fiber dusted, onto it, or the fibers may be contained in the adhesive or the fibers may be applied electrostatically to hold them erect.

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Milled/Fulled

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