a satin-faced velvet or silk fabric with a high lustre achieved by finishing.
textile based felts used to extract water during the process of paper making.
Partially oriented yarn:
a continuous synthetic filament made by extruding a polymer so that a substantial degree of molecular orientation is present in the resulting filaments, but further substantial molecular orientation is still possible. The resulting yarn will usually have to be drawn in a subsequent process in order to orient the molecular structure fully and optimise the yarn's tensile properties. Last referenced in: Profile of Wellman: fibres for moisture management (Performance Apparel Markets Issue 1)