Reticulated foams differ from conventional foams in their cell structure. Reticulation is a process in which cell membranes are destroyed in a controlled explosion and then fused with the cell ribs. Reticulation produces open-celled foam which is especially suitable for the filtration and purification of air and liquids.
see radio frequency identification (RFID) systems.
a knitted fabric with a rib pattern. Depending upon the usage, the pattern can be altered to exhibit different rib effects. Rib fabric is used mainly in round necks and cuffs for certain types of T-shirts. It is also used for making undergarments.
yarns that are woven or knitted in the form of a ribbon.
washing processes during which denim fabric is desized, rinsed and softened. Rinsing provides fabrics with a softer handle but does not discolour them.
a lightweight woven fabric containing corded yarns spaced at regular intervals—in both the warp and the weft—which form squares on the surface of the fabric in order to prevent a tear in the fabric from spreading. Common applications include parachutes, outerwear and activewear.