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What is "Luster" - Definition & Explanation

General term for amount of light reflected from a surface. In fibers/fabric this is known as a "bright" fiber, as compared to a "dull" fiber. In wood finishes, this may refer to either sheen or chatoyance.
A surface shining of a textile that appears to the naked eye.
A reference to the brightness of an object that shines with reflected light rather than producing its own.
The term used to describe the intensity with which light shines on pieces of fabric.
Brightness or reflectivity of fibers, yarns, carpets, or fabrics. Synthetic fibers are produced in various luster classifications including bright, semi-bright, semi-dull, and dull. Bright fibers usually are clear (have no which pigment) whereas the duller designations have small amounts of white pigments such as titanium dioxide. Luster of finished carpet also depends upon yarn heatsetting methods, dyeing, and finishing.
The light reflective quality of fiber exhibited in shine and gloss.

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