Textile. Tuesday , June 05th , 2018 - 16:47:26 PM
Felting involves pressing a mat of fibres together and working them together until they become tangled. A liquid such as soapy water is usually added to lubricate the fibres and to open up the microscopic scales on strands of wool.
Textiles receive a range of treatments before they reach the end-user. From formaldehyde finishes (to improve crease-resistance) to biocidic finishes and from flame retardants to dyeing of many types of fabric the possibilities are almost endless. However many of these finishes may also have detrimental effects on the end user. A number of disperse acid and reactive dyes (for example) have been shown to be allergenic to sensitive individuals.24 Further to this specific dyes within this group have also been shown to induce purpuric contact dermatitis.
Weaving is a textile production method which involves interlacing a set of longer threads (called the warp) with a set of crossing threads (called the weft). This is done on a frame or machine known as a loom of which there are a number of types. Some weaving is still done by hand but the vast majority is mechanized.
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