FABRICS FAQ : textile glossary


Fiber / Yarn Related Terms begin with 'P'

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polyamide

A polymer containing monomers of amides joined by peptide bonds. They can occur naturally (proteins, such as wool and silk), or can be made artificially (nylons, aramids, and sodium polyaspartates).
CATEGORY : Fiber
SOURCE :      Brentano, Inc.

polyester

A synthetic polymer fiber manufactured from coal, water and petroleum. Strong, durable and wrinkle resistant, it is often blended with other fibers. Major disadvantages include inability to breathe and tendency to pill.
CATEGORY : Fiber
SOURCE :     Midwest Decorative Fabrics Association Textile Resources Directory, 1990

polymer

A synthetic material from which fibers are formed.
CATEGORY : Fiber
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper

puckered cloths

A term adopted for pebbled, crimped, plisse or crackled nylon cloths.
CATEGORY : Fiber
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper