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Bedford cord:
a fabric constructed in such a way as to show rounded cords in the warp direction with pronounced sunken lines between them.
Last referenced in: Survey of the European Fabric Fairs for Autumn/Winter 2014/15 (Textile Outlook International Issue 166)

Belt-edge separation (tyres):
separation of the plies of reinforcing fabric from the rubber matrix of a tyre, at the edge of the belt of reinforcement.

Bias:
the direction diagonally across a piece of fabric at 45 to the warp and weft.

Bias belted tyres:
tyres reinforced by layers of tyre cord fabric arranged alternately so that the main load bearing yarns lie at an angle of less than 90 to the plane in which the tyre rotates and yarns of adjacent layers cross each other.

Bicomponent fabric:
a fabric with two layers.
Last referenced in: Product developments and innovations in the home textiles market, April 2014 (Textile Outlook International Issue 168)

Bicomponent fibre, bicomponent yarn:
a fibre or yarn which has two different types of continuous filament components. The two components may, for example, be different polymers which shrink differently. (See also multicompartment fibres and yarns and multicomponent fibres and yarns.)
Last referenced in: Stretch fibres and fabrics: reaching new levels of comfort (Performance Apparel Markets Issue 38)

Bi-component fibres:
fibres spun from two different polymers. The most common types are made from polymers which have different melting points and are used for thermal bonding. Another variant is produced from polymers which have differing solubilities. In this case one polymer may later be dissolved out to leave ultra-fine filaments. An example is the production of suede-like fabrics. This process is also used to create crimping, in order to provide bulk or stretch.
Last referenced in: Stretch fibres and fabrics: reaching new levels of comfort (Performance Apparel Markets Issue 38)

Bicomponent fibres and yarns:
a yarn having two different continuous filament components (see also multicompartment fibres and yarns and multicomponent fibres and yarns).
Last referenced in: Stretch fibres and fabrics: reaching new levels of comfort (Performance Apparel Markets Issue 38)

Bicomponent yarn:
a yarn having two different continuous filament components.
Last referenced in: Fast track: trends in performance apparel at ISPO Munich 2014 (Performance Apparel Markets Issue 47)

Bilaminate (fabric):
a fabric formed by bonding two separate fabrics together.

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