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What is "Hydrophilic Fibres" - Definition & Explanation

Fibres which tend to attract and are wetted by water. These may be valuable for wicking or for absorption.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

(Dye-variant fibers) Fibers, natural, or man-made, so treated or modified in composition that their affinity for dyes becomes changed; ie, to be reserved, dye lighter, or dye darker than normal...
In the United States and Canada, the weight, in pounds, of a ream (500 sheets) of paper cut to the basic size. Also called ream weight and substance weight (sub weight). In countries using ISO paper...
A plain, closely woven, inexpensive cloth, usually cotton or a cotton/manufactured fiber blend, characteristically having figured patterns on a white or contrasting background. Calico is typically...
A modification of a plain weave in which two or more warp yarns weave together as one and two or more weft yarns weave together as one. NOTE: The basic hopsack weaves may be modified in a number of...
The woody inner core of the stalk, typically about 20-30% of the stalk. Bast fibres come in two varieties: primary, which are long in length and low in lignin content, and secondary which are medium...

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