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Melt spinning:
the conversion of molten polymer into filaments by extrusion through a spinneret and subsequent cooling of the extrudate.
Last referenced in: Innovations in fibres, technical textiles, apparel and machinery, 4th quarter 2007 (Technical Textile Markets Issue 71)

Meltblown:
a type of nonwoven fabric which is made by sucking extruded synthetic filaments using high pressure air jets from a die to form random length, very fine fibres which are deposited on to a belt.
Last referenced in: Nanofibres: From Finer Filters to Advances in Electronics, Energy and Medical Applications (Technical Textile Markets Issue 74)

Melt-spinning (nonwovens):
a process in which the fibre-forming substance is melted and extruded into a gas or liquid, where it cools and solidifies. To form a nonwoven, many fibres are created simultaneously and laid down as a web.

Meltspun:
see melt spinning.

Membrane:
a polymer film incorporated in a garment to make it waterproof.
Last referenced in: The world nonwovens industry: part 1 -- the leading ten producers, 3rd quarter 2008 (Technical Textile Markets Issue 74)

Mercerisation:
a treatment of yarns or fabrics with caustic alkali, in which fibres are swollen and stretched to increase lustre in the finished product.
Last referenced in: World markets for textile machinery: part 3 -- finishing, January-February 2007 (Textile Outlook International Issue 127)

Merino:
wool from the Merino sheep, with a mean fibre diameter generally of 24 microns or less.
Last referenced in: Technical Textile Innovations in Japan (Technical Textile Markets Issue 69)

Merino wool:
wool from the Merino sheep, with a mean fibre diameter generally of 24 microns or less.
Last referenced in: Technical Textile Innovations in Japan (Technical Textile Markets Issue 69)

Metallo-plastic:
a yarn made from a synthetic or plastic material with a metallic appearance.

Metric count:
see Nm.

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