Textile Terms and Definitions

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The force required to prolong a tear over a given length of fabric determined from the energy absorbed in tearing at high speeds. It is usually conducted at shock loads using a falling pendulum....

Textile Terms and Definitions published by The Textile Institute since 1954 is generally regarded as the established, most authoritative and comprehensive English-language reference manual of textile terminology.

This unique website enables the user to access the latest and most up to date definitions available. Entries are grouped according to relevant industry sections which can be accessed directly. Individual terms can be accessed by typing into the search box. A full definition list can be accessed by clicking on the alphabetical letters. All entries are cross-referenced for completeness in any search so if the term you are looking for is common to several sections, all the relevant links will be shown.

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Last revision: 13 August 2018