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Sizing:
a process in which size is applied to yarns (usually warp) before weaving to protect, strengthen and lubricate them during weaving.
Last referenced in: Profiles of 12 US Textile Companies (Textile Outlook International Issue 89)

Slim straight:
a style of trousers which are tightly fitted around the hips of a wearer and in which the circumference of the trouser legs is the same all the way down the legs.

Sliver:
an assemblage of fibres in continuous form without twist.
Last referenced in: Survey of the European yarn fairs for spring/summer 2015 (Textile Outlook International Issue 168)

Slub yarns:
yarns with a deliberately uneven surface.
Last referenced in: Survey of the European yarn fairs for autumn/winter 2014/15 (Textile Outlook International Issue 165)

Slubbing:
the name given to fibrous strands produced during the stages of preparation for spinning, and also to strips of web from a condenser card which have been consolidated into a circular cross-section by rubbing (see roving).

SMC:
sheet moulding compound.
Last referenced in: Editorial: innovations in composites for technical textiles (Technical Textile Markets Issue 96)

SMMS:
a nonwoven structure consisting of spunbond/meltblown/meltblown/ spunbond layers.
Last referenced in: The world nonwovens industry: 20 medium sized producers, part 2 of 3, 2013-14 (Technical Textile Markets Issue 95)

SMS:
a nonwoven structure consisting of spunbond/meltblown/spunbond layers.
Last referenced in: The world nonwovens industry: ten smaller producers, part 3 of 3, 2013-14 (Technical Textile Markets Issue 96)

Snarl yarns:
yarns which are so highly twisted that they curl back on themselves into knots and snarls, like twisted strands of elastic.
Last referenced in: Survey of the European Yarn Fairs for Spring/Summer 2014 (Textile Outlook International Issue 161)

Soft shell:
a soft shell is an outerwear garment which performs the functions of two or more garments in traditional layering systems. It is soft to the touch, resistant to wind and water, and highly breathable. (See also hard shell).
Last referenced in: Profile of Craghoppers: a leading supplier of world travel and adventure clothing (Performance Apparel Markets Issue 48)

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