Textile. Tuesday , June 05th , 2018 - 16:50:58 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.
Metal fibre metal foil and metal wire have a variety of uses including the production of cloth-of-gold and jewellery. Hardware cloth (US term only) is a coarse woven mesh of steel wire used in construction. It is much like standard window screening but heavier and with a more open weave.
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