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What are "Napped Fabrics" - Definition & Explanation
Last Updated on: 29-Jan-2024 (5 months, 22 days ago)
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Napped Fabrics
Cotton fabrics which have been dry finished by raising fibers on the surface to produce a fuzzy fur-like feel and appearance created when fiber ends extend from the basic fabric structure to the fabric surface. The fabric can be napped on either one or both sides. Cotton flannel is an example.

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