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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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ABSORPTION

The ability of a fabric to take in moisture – a very important property, which affects many other characteristics such as skin comfort, static build–up, shrinkage, water repellency and wrinkle recovery.

References for this information:

Clothing Biosensory Engineering, 2006, Pages 218-234 Advanced in Knitting Technology, 2011, Pages 287-308 Woven Terry Fabrics, 2017, Pages 19-28 High-Performance Apparel, 2018, Pages 7-32

Categories: Gases, Liquids, Miscellaneous
ADSORPTION

The process by which a gas or liquid is taken up by the surface of a material. An adsorbent nonwoven wicks and holds the gas or liquid between the fibers.

References for this information:

Edana

Categories: Gases, Liquids, Miscellaneous