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Dry spun:
a fibre or filament produced by the dry spinning process.

Dry-laid:
part of a production route for making nonwovens, in which a web of fibres is produced either by carding or by blowing the fibres on to an endless belt.
Last referenced in: Global technical textiles business update, 1st quarter 2007 (Technical Textile Markets Issue 68)

Drylaying:
a process for forming a web or batt of staple fibres by carding and/or airlaying.

Dtex:
see decitex.
Last referenced in: Product developments and innovations in the home textiles market, August 2012 (Textile Outlook International Issue 157)

Dumping:
the offer for sale of large quantities of goods in a foreign market at low prices, usually in order to gain market share, while maintaining higher prices in the home market. Dumping may be deemed to have taken place when a product is sold in a foreign market at a price which is less than the cost of production plus a normal profit margin.
Last referenced in: Trends in US textile and clothing imports, April 2014 (Textile Outlook International Issue 168)

Durable press:
(also known as permanent press) a finishing treatment designed to impart to a textile material or garment the retention of specific contours, including defined creases and pleats, which are resistant to normal usage, washing and/or dry cleaning.
Last referenced in: Developments in Chemical Finishes for Textiles and Apparel (Textile Outlook International Issue 92)

Durable water repellent finish:
a finish which bonds to the fibres of a textile without filling the spaces between those fibres. The finish does not coat the surface of the textile and therefore does not impair breathability.
Last referenced in: Waterproof breathable fabrics: demand for comfort is driving innovation (Performance Apparel Markets Issue 46)

DWR:
see durable water repellent finish.
Last referenced in: Temperature control fabrics: optimising wearer comfort (Performance Apparel Markets Issue 44)

DWR (fabrics):
durable water repellent. DWR fabrics retain their ability to repel water after washing, dry cleaning or heavy wear.

Dye liquor:
the liquid that contains the dye and the reagents necessary for dyeing.

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