FABRICS FAQ : textile glossary


Textile Terms begin with 'U'

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U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)

A coalition of representatives from the building industry that promotes buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and are healthful places to live and work.
CATEGORY : Green
SOURCE :     ACT Glossary

unfinished

Fabrics left as they come off the loom.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper

Universal Hazardous Waste (UHW)

Certain hazardous, widely generated materials such as batteries, pesticides and thermostats. The EPA adopted the Universal Waste Rule (1993), which amended the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulations in order to allow for streamlined management of this category of hazardous wastes (58 FR 9346).
CATEGORY : Green
SOURCE :     ACT Glossary

unmarketables

Materials to be eliminated from human use because they cannot be maintained safely in either biological or technical metabolisms.
CATEGORY : Green
SOURCE :     MBDC

Upholstered Furniture Action Council (UFAC)

The Upholstered Furniture Action Council was founded in 1978 to make upholstered furniture more resistant to ignition from smoldering cigarettes. It is an all-industry, voluntary compliance system designed to increase protection for consumers.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Upholstered Furniture Action Council