Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Woven Fabric

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_12900

Generally used to refer to fabric composed of two sets of yarns, warp and filling, that is formed weaving, which is the interlacing of these sets of yarns. However, there are woven fabrics in which three sets of yarn are used to give a triaxial weave. In two-dimensional wovens, there may be two or more warps and fillings in a fabric, depending on the complexity of the construction. The manner in which the two sets of yarns are interlaced determines the weave. By using various combinations of the three basic weaves, plain, twill, and satin, it is possible to produce an almost unlimited variety of constructions. Other effects may be obtained by varying the type of yarns, filament or spun, and the fiber types, twist levels, etc. (Humphries, M., Fabric Glossary, Prentice-Hall, Upper-Saddle River, New Jersey, 2000)

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA