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Textile Product Type
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   Fiber / Monofilament       Bulk chopped fibers or thin, continuous fiber filaments are used typically in composite reinforcement applications, flowable insulation or as the key component in woven fabrics, braids, knits, rope roving or other specialty fabrics. 
   Roving / Yarn       Roving is made of tows, untwisted bundles of continuous filaments. Yarn is made of continuous, often plied strands of natural or man-made fibers or filaments. 
   Carded / Needlepunched Nonwoven       Carded and needle punched nonwovens offer very high loft (low density) at very low cost.  
   Braided Product       Braided products are used for tubular composite structures, thermal insulation fabrics, and in other applications. 
   Rope / Cordage       Products that are made from twisted or braided rope or cordage. Heat-insulating rope or braid is used to provide a thermal seal around doors or other openings in furnace walls. 
   Webbing (Ribbon / Strap)       Products including woven ribbons, webbing, strapping or tape. 
   Thread       Thin, continuous threads or filaments are used for stitching or reinforcement. Monofilaments are used in reinforcement applications. Multi-fiber threads are used in sewing or stitching. 
   Blanket / Batt       Blankets or batts (batting) are made of thick layers of woven and/or nonwoven fabric sheets. 
   Sleeving / Wrap       Sleeves or wraps are flexible, fibrous refractory products for insulating pipes, tubes, ducts, and other process components. 
   Specialty / Other       Other unlisted, specialized, or proprietary product types or forms. 
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Material Type
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   Cotton       Cotton fibers are soft, natural fibers that grow around the seeds of the cotton plant. 
   Leather / Hide       Materials are raw or dressed animal skins. Typically, large and heavy skins are used.  
   Hemp       Hemp is a natural fiber made from the plant Cannabis sativa. It is used in cordage, clothing, food products, and composites. 
   Jute       Jute is a natural fiber made from the Asian plants Corchorus capsularis or C. olitorius. It is used for sacking and cordage. 
   Linen / Flax       Linen is a material made from the fibers of the flax plant. 
   Silk       Silk is a fine, lustrous fiber produced by certain types of insect larvae to form cocoons. The strong, elastic, fibrous secretions of silkworms are used to make fabric and thread. 
   Wool       Wool is the the dense, soft, often curly hair which forms the coat of sheep and certain other mammals, such as the goat and alpaca. Wool consists of cylindrical fibers of keratin covered by minute, overlapping scales. Wool is valued as a textile fiber. 
   Specialty / Other       Other unlisted, specialized, or proprietary materials. 
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   Blended Fiber Structure       Yarn, cloth or textile products are manufactured from a mixture of two or more different type of fibers. 
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   Coated / Sized       Products are coated, filled or sized fibers, strands, mats, cloth or fabric. 
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Dimensions
   Overall Thickness       Overall thickness is measured with a gauge that contains two flat cylinders for a relevant sample area and a spring-loaded mechanism for a consistent, applied pressure. 
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   Overall Width / OD       Overall width or outer diameter (OD) is the cut width of a roll of fabric or textile material. 
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   Overall Length       Fabrics and textiles are sold in roll form at varying lengths, many in excess of one mile. 
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   Fabric Weight       Fabric weight is the weight per unit area of woven or non-woven fabric, textile or cloth. 
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Properties
   Use Temperature       Use temperature is the maximum temperature at which fibers can be used continuously, without the degradation of structural or other required end-use properties. 
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   Fabric Strength       Fabric strength is the load per inch-width that a fabric can withstand before breaking. 
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   Breaking Load (Rope / Fiber):       Breaking strength is the maximum tensile load or force that a rope, cord, webbing or fabric will hold before breaking. Breaking strength is multiplied by a safety factor to determine the actual operating or working load of the rope or textile product. 
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   Thermal Conductivity       Thermal conductivity is the linear heat transfer per unit area through a material for a given applied temperature gradient. Heat flux (h) = [thermal conductivity (k) ] x [temperature gradient (Δ T)] 
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   Electrical Resistivity       Resistivity is the longitudinal electrical resistance (ohm-cm) of a uniform rod of unit length and unit cross-sectional area. Resistivity is the inverse of conductivity. 
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Applications
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   Aerospace       Aircraft, spacecraft, satellites, rockets and other aerospace structures are subjected to high loads and demanding environmental conditions. 
   Apparel / Clothing       Products are suitable for clothing, especially outer garments that protect individuals from extreme thermal, chemical or other damaging conditions. Textiles for protective clothing have additional, specialized properties to protect individuals from heat, chemicals, ballistics, etc. 
   Architectural / Construction       Fibers and textiles are used in construction and architectural applications as insulation, structural panels, etc. 
   Automotive / Transportation       Textile and fabric products are designed or suitable for automotive or transportation applications such as insulation from heat and noise, molded components, fuel and air filtration, etc. 
   Chemical Process       Fabrics and textiles are suitable for chemical processing applications due to their high temperature and/or corrosion resistance. 
   Electrical / Electronics       Fibrous ceramics or refractories are used to fabricate electrical parts such as insulators, igniters or heating elements. 
   EMI / RFI Shielding       Polymers or other materials are designed to provide shielding from electromagnetic interference (EMI) or radio frequency interference (RFI). These materials may contain ferromagnetic or conductive filler. 
   Home Furnishings / Carpeting       Products are designed for consumer, mattress, and seating or furniture applications. 
   Cut Resistant / Bullet Proof       Products are designed to absorb mechanical energy in order to protect components, structures, people and products from severe impacts, explosions, bullets, cutting knifes, saw blades, projectiles, shrapnel or other dynamic releases of kinetic energy. Puncture and cut-resistant fabrics are used in protective clothing and armor systems.  
   Filtration       Porous materials are suitable for separating particulate matter from a fluid or gas stream. Products must be resistant to the fluid, gas or other media passing through the filter. The pore size determines the size of the particles that can be eliminated, as well as the flow rate through the filter. 
   Fire Proofing / Thermal Protection       Fabrics and textiles are designed to protect against fire by providing a heat barrier or non-combustible, refractory layer. Products are used to protect materials and people from high temperatures and debris resulting from welding processes. 
   HVAC       Materials are designed for the construction or insulation of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) components. 
   Industrial OEM       Products are designed or suitable for integration with components or products from original equipment manufacturers (OEM). 
   Marine       Fabrics and textiles are used to construct composite ship hulls, structures and sails. They are also used as insulation, panels, air filtration devices and other components on commercial vessels. 
   Medical       Products are suitable for medical or healthcare applications such as wound care, surgical support, filtration, defoaming, patient positioning and cushioning support.  
   Packaging / Material Handling       Products are designed or suitable for packaging applications such as insulating, cushioning or protecting products. 
   Static / ESD Control       Products control static or electrostatic discharge (ESD) to prevent damage to sensitive electronics. Often these products contain conductive filler that dissipates the static charge to the ground. 
   Other       Other unlisted, proprietary or specialty features. 
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   Structural Features       
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   Chemical / Fuel Resistant       Materials are designed to resist damage caused by acids, alkalis, general chemicals, fuel and oils. These materials are used to seal fuel or oil tanks. 
   Electrically Conductive       Textiles or fabrics include fibers with high electrical conductivity or low electrical resistivity. Often, conductive filler is added to increase conductivity. Products are used in electronic, anti-static or electrostatic discharge (ESD) applications. 
   Electrical Insulation / Dielectric       Dielectric fibers, fabrics and textiles are electrically insulating. Dielectric materials are used to form a barrier or isolator between electrical or electronic components. 
   Flame Retardant       Products reduce the spread of flames or resist ignition when exposed to high temperature, or insulate the substrate and delay damage.  A UL 94 rating indicates that the material is flame retardant in accordance with Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL) Flame Class 94V-0 or other equivalent ISO standards. 
   Hydrophilic / Absorbent       The surfaces of hydrophilic materials can be wet by water. They are often used when high absorbency (many times the basis weight of the material) is important. 
   Sound Proofing / Insulation       Sound proofing or acoustic insulation materials are used to form a barrier or isolator between components and sources of noise or vibration. This category includes foam material products used for diffusing sound without causing a large degree of attenuation. 
   Thermal Insulation / Fireproofing       Thermal insulation materials provide a barrier between a component and a heat source. 
   UL Approved / Listed       Materials meet applicable standards from Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL). 
   Hydrophobic/Waterproof       Waterproof materials do not dissolve or degrade when exposed to water. The fabric may still absorb water if the product is hydrophilic and has open porosity. 
   Weather / UV Resistant       Plastic or elastomer foams are resistant to ultraviolet (UV) light or sunlight. Some non-UV resistant foam will crack, yellow or degrade on exposure to UV light. Weather resistant materials can withstand exposure to the elements, such as wind, rain, snow dust, humidity, heat, cold and other weather conditions. 
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