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The Glossary

Glossary of Nonwoven Terms

For more extensive definitions and information, please see the INDA and EDANA glossaries, located at the end of this page.

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ANTIOXIDANT

An additive that retards the deterioration of a material’s functional and aesthetic properties by reaction with the oxygen in the air.

References for this information:

Inda Edana

Categories: Additive, Coatings, Sprays
BACK COATING

An adhesive type substance applied to the back side of a fabric for the purpose of locking pile yarn into a carpet backing, or bonding a secondary backing to the primary backing, increasing fabric body or stiffness, or imparting flame retardancy to the fabric.

References for this information:

Applications of Nonwovens in Technical Textiles, 2010, Pages 65-84 Inda

Categories: Coatings
COATING

Application of a liquid or powder to one or both surfaces of a fabric, which is followed by drying and winding.

References for this information:

Inda Edana

Categories: Coatings, Liquids