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Weft knitting:
a method of making a knitted fabric in which the loops made by each weft thread are formed substantially across the width of the fabric. Weft knitting is characterised by the fact that each weft thread is fed more or less at right angles to the direction in which the fabric is produced.
Last referenced in: Prospects for the Textile and Clothing Industry in South Africa (Textile Outlook International Issue 166)

Wet laying:
the stage of a production route for making nonwovens in which a web of fibres is produced by depositing an aqueous slurry of fibres on to an endless belt (as in paper making).

Wet spinning:
in the wet spinning process, the polymerdope) is spun into a spin bath containing a liquid chosen for its ability to extract the solvent from the dope.
Last referenced in: Dornbirn 2013 -- developments and opportunities in man-made fibres (Technical Textile Markets Issue 95)

Wet spun:
a fibre or filament produced by the wet spinning process.
Last referenced in: Profile of Mitsubishi Rayon (Technical Textile Markets Issue 40)

Wet-laid:
a web of fibres or nonwoven fabric produced by depositing an aqueous slurry of fibres on to an endless belt (as in paper making).
Last referenced in: A strong future for carbon, glass, synthetic and natural fibre textiles in composites (Technical Textile Markets Issue 96)

Whipcord:
a firmly constructed fabric with a bold, warp twill.

Whiskering:
a term used to refer to processes in which permanent three-dimensional creases and crinkles are added to jeans. Whiskers are normally added to jeans at the tops of the legs, around the buttocks and behind the knees.

Wickability:
the ability of a fabric to transfer liquids, usually perspiration, along its fibres and away from the wearer’s skin by capillary action.
Last referenced in: Profile of Dogi: A World Leader in Stretch Knitted Fabrics (Textile Outlook International Issue 101)

Wicking:
the passage of fluids along or through a textile material.
Last referenced in: Performance apparel markets: business update, 1st quarter 2014 (Performance Apparel Markets Issue 48)

Windproof:
the ability of a fabric or membrane to block the passage of external air through it. In cold climatic conditions, windproof garments help to keep the wearer warm.
Last referenced in: Performance apparel markets: product developments and innovations, 1st quarter 2014 (Performance Apparel Markets Issue 48)

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