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What is "Metallic Fiber" - Definition & Explanation

Metallic fibers are fibers used in textiles which are either composed of metal, or fibers of other materials with a metal coating. Their uses include decoration and the reduction of static electricity.
An inorganic fiber made from minerals and metals, blended and extruded to form fibers. The fiber is formed from a flat ribbon of metal, coated with a protective layer of plastic, which reduces tarnishing. Metal used in apparel fabric is purely decorative.
Synthetic fiber made of metal, metal- coated plastic or plastic- coated metal sometimes used in small amounts in carpet to dissipate static electricity, thus preventing shock.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

The boat-like device which carries the filling yarn wound on the bobbin which sees in the shuttle from a shuttle box on one side of the raceplate of the loom, through the shed, and into a shuttle box...
A particular form of pressure mark (q.v.) in a fabric, and that is produced by the relief print-off of defects such as slubs or seams joining lengths of fabric, under excessive rolling tension or by...
a) An immersion of relatively short duration of a textile in a liquid. b) The depth of liquor in the inner cylinder of a rotating-cage washing machine. c) A term sometimes used to describe the...
In this type of quilting, shapes are cut and sewn together to form a design. There is no background piece and the seams are hidden on the back side of the quilt top. Pieces may be geometric or may be...
(eyelet) - Formed by a contoured patch of zig-zag stitching, followed by a cut---a portion of which is circular. Eyelet buttonholes are usually used on heavy fabrics and/or with large buttons. A gimp...

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