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Shape memory polymers (SMPs):
chemical compounds which have one form at a certain temperature, which can be given a different shape when subjected to a stimulus such as heat, and which, under certain conditions, can return to their original "memorised" form. Current textile research i

Shear force:
a force which is directed parallel to a surface or at a tangent to a surface. A shear force tends to cause one portion of an object or fluid to slide, displace or shear with respect to another portion of the object or fluid.
Last referenced in: Editorial: Filter media containing nanofibres are playing a vital role in protecting the environment (Technical Textile Markets Issue 95)

Sheaves:
rollers or pulleys over which ropes, wires or umbilicals may be deployed.

Shed:
an opening formed during weaving by raising some warp threads and lowering others to facilitate the passage of a weft yarn or a weft carrying device across the weaving machine.
Last referenced in: Trade and trade policy: leading clothing suppliers to the EU (Global Apparel Markets Issue 3)

Shed (weaving):
an opening formed during weaving by raising some warp threads and lowering others to facilitate the passage of a weft yarn or a weft carrying device across the weaving machine.

Shedding:
a motion in weaving whereby a shed is created to facilitate the passage of a weft yarn or a weft carrying device across the weaving machine.
Last referenced in: Prospects for the Textile and Clothing Industry in South Africa (Textile Outlook International Issue 166)

Shedding machinery:
machinery designed to effect shedding.

Shepherd’s check:
a small check effect in contrasting colours, often black and white.

Shetland:
a wool yarn or fabric with a soft yet firm handle, plain dyed or in mixture shades.
Last referenced in: Survey of the European Fabric Fairs for Autumn/Winter 2014/15 (Textile Outlook International Issue 166)

Shibori:
a Japanese resist dyeing technique for creating patterns on cloth which has been folded and secured before immersion in the dye bath.

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