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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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A SURFACE

The exposed layer in an automotive headliner.

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ADHESION

The bonding strength of one material to another.

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AMORPHOUS

Not crystalline. A random rather than a regular arrangement of chains of molecules within regions of a polymer or fiber.

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Inda Edana

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B SURFACE

The middle layer in an automotive headliner. It can be made from foam or fiber glass

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BACKING CLOTH

The material on the inner side of a composite

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BASIS WEIGHT

The mass of a unit area of fabric. Examples: grams per square meter – ounces per square yard. Basis Weight is mass per square area and is not the same a DENSITY, which is mass per cubic volume.

References for this information:

Inda Edana

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BATCH

A number or an amount of items forming a group i.e. a batch (amount) of fibers.

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Edana

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BIODEGRADABLE

The ability of a substance to be broken down by bacteria so that it can be consumed by the environment.

References for this information:

Inda Edana

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BSR REDUCTION

Buzz, squeak and rattle test. An acoustic test for determining fit and wear of automotive components.

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C SURFACE

The inner layer of an automotive headliner that moves against the inner metal of a car or truck.

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