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APEO:
alkylphenolethoxilate.
Last referenced in: Waterproof breathable fabrics: demand for comfort is driving innovation (Performance Apparel Markets Issue 46)

Apparent opening size (geotextiles):
a property of geotextiles which indicates the approximate diameter of the largest particle which would effectively pass through the geotextile.

Appliqué:
a pattern constructed by applying one fabric on top of another.
Last referenced in: New Technologies and Techniques for Garment Decoration (Textile Outlook International Issue 158)

Aramid:
the generic name for a special group of synthetic fibres (aromatic polyamide) having high strength; examples are "Kevlar" and "Twaron".
Last referenced in: Statistics: fibre consumption for technical textiles in Japan, 1st quarter 2014 (Technical Textile Markets Issue 96)

Areal weight:
a term commonly used in the nonwovens and composites industries to denote the mass per unit area of a single ply of dry reinforcement fabric.
Last referenced in: Editorial: innovations in composites for technical textiles (Technical Textile Markets Issue 96)

Arran:
a traditional style of fishermen's cable-knit sweaters.
Last referenced in: Survey of the European Yarn Fairs for Autumn/Winter 2013/14 (Textile Outlook International Issue 159)

Art silk:
artificial silk, usually made from cellulosic fibres such as viscose rayon.
Last referenced in: Prospects for the Textile and Clothing Industry in India (Textile Outlook International Issue 156)

Article XIX:
an article describing a measure available to a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) which enables it to protect its market from import surges (see also product-specific safeguard, safeguard, textile safeguard).

Artificial fibres:
see cellulosic fibres.
Last referenced in: Product developments and innovations in the home textiles market, April 2014 (Textile Outlook International Issue 168)

Asean:
Association of South East Asian Nations-Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
Last referenced in: Global trends in fibre prices, production and consumption (Textile Outlook International Issue 169)

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