Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Bengaline

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_1194

\beŋ-gә-lēn\ n [F, from Bengal] A fabric similar to faille, only heavier, with a fine weave and widthwise cords. Originally, bengalines were made of a silk, wool, or rayon warp with a worsted or cotton filling and used for dresses, coats, trimmings, and draperies. Modern bengalines are made with filament acetate or polyester warps. Also, some bengalines have fine spun warps with 2- and 3-ply heavier spun yarns for filling cord effects. (Vincenti R (ed) (1994) Elsevier’s textile dictionary. Elsevier Science and Technology Books, New York).

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA