TextileGlossary.com

What is "Moleskin" - Definition & Explanation

A strong, heavy, woven fabric with a short, smooth nap produced by brushing and shearing the surface. Usually of cotton.
A heavy, strong fabric woven with coarse, carded yarns. The fabric is made with a short nap and then sheared. The surface is smooth and solid, often suede-like.
A heavy durable cotton fabric with a short thick velvety nap on one side used for protecting the skin in which a blistor has occurred. Mosquito Coil a coiled, slow burning repellent, the smoke of which keeps the mosquitoes away and sometimes people.
A heavy sateen-weave fabric made on a five-end or an eight-end satin construction with the use of heavy, soft-spun filling. The napped, sueded surface effect simulates the fur of a mole.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

Descriptive of yarn spun wholly from combed wool inwhich the fibers arereasonably parallel ,and fabrics orgarments made fromsuchyarns. In mostcountriesfabrics with a small proportion...
The Uniguard barrier, a woven glass fabric, specially coated to insure durability, is installed between the upholstery and foam cushions in chairs or other furniture to minimize fire spreading to...
A process of printing which uses chemicals, rather than color, to burn out or dissolve away one fiber in a sized cloth. Purpose is to achieve a sheer lacy and heavy design. Also used to obtain...
Customer's Own Material -- a term describing when a customer, not the upholsterer or factory supplies material for use. It is a common practice to charge a cutting fee. This compensates somewhat for...
Dyes for cotton and other cellulosic fibres that are based on suphur chemistry. Can be difficult to achieve top fastness performance but good results possible from selected dyes. Application method...

Companies for Moleskin:


If you manufacture, distribute or otherwise deal in Moleskin, please fill your company details below so that we can list our company for FREE!