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Taupe:
a brownish-grey colour, from the French word for "mole".
Last referenced in: Product developments and innovations in the home textiles market, April 2014 (Textile Outlook International Issue 168)

Tear resistance:
a measurement of fabric strength. Also, a property imparted by using “ripstop” yarns in close woven fabrics.
Last referenced in: The world nonwovens industry: 20 medium sized producers, part 2 of 3, 2013-14 (Technical Textile Markets Issue 95)

Tear strength (geotextiles):
the force required to start or continue or propagate a tear in a geotextile under specified conditions.
Last referenced in: Dornbirn 2013 -- developments and opportunities in man-made fibres (Technical Textile Markets Issue 95)

Technical textiles:
textile materials and products manufactured primarily for their technical performance and functional properties rather than their aesthetic or decorative characteristics. End uses include aerospace, industrial, marine, medical, military, safety and transport textiles, and geotextiles.
Last referenced in: Technical textile markets: product developments and innovations, 1st quarter 2014 (Technical Textile Markets Issue 96)

Teflon:
a brand name used by DuPont for a stain-resist fabric treatment.
Last referenced in: Global apparel markets: product developments and innovations, 1st quarter 2014 (Global Apparel Markets Issue 25)

Tenacity:
a unit used to measure the strength of a fibre or yarn, usually calculated by dividing the breaking force by the linear density.
Last referenced in: Profiles of major textile and clothing manufacturers and retailers in South Africa (Textile Outlook International Issue 167)

Tencel ®:
Lenzing's brand name for a recently developed cellulosic fibre which is generically known as lyocell. Tencel® is stronger than viscose cellulosic fibre and is characterised by its softness and drape.
Last referenced in: Survey of the European yarn fairs for spring/summer 2015 (Textile Outlook International Issue 168)

Tendon:
a tough band of tissue which connects muscle to bones.
Last referenced in: Developments in medical textiles, 3rd quarter 2013 (Technical Textile Markets Issue 94)

Tensile strength (fibre):
the longitudinal stress which can be applied to a fibre before it breaks.
Last referenced in: Editorial: innovations in composites for technical textiles (Technical Textile Markets Issue 96)

Termination:
device used at the end of a rope to secure it to a vessel, anchor, buoy, structure, etc, or to join two lengths of rope. A knot is the simplest form, but greater efficiency is achieved with splices, resin sockets, or mechanical grips.
Last referenced in: Prospects for the textile and clothing industry in China (Textile Outlook International Issue 168)

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