FABRICS FAQ : textile glossary


Fiber / Yarn Related Terms begin with 'N'

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noil

A short fiber combed from long fibers during the preparation of textile yarns.
CATEGORY : Fiber
SOURCE :      Brentano, Inc.

North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

Implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) began on January 1, 1994. This agreement removes most barriers to trade and investment among the United States, Canada and Mexico.
CATEGORY : Fiber, Weave
SOURCE :     USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

nylon

A generic name for manufactured fiber made of synthetic polyamides (a type of nitrogen-containing polymer). Strong and elastic, it can be formed into fibers, sheets or bristles, and is used to make fabrics, plastics and molded products.
CATEGORY : Fiber
SOURCE :      Brentano, Inc.