Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch


  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_9776

\ra-tә-nā\ n [F ratiné] (ca. 1914) (1) A plain-weave, loosely constructed fabric having a rough, spongy texture which is imparted by the use of nubby plied yarns. It is made from worsted, cotton, or other yarns. (2) A variant of spiral yarns in which the outer yarn is fed more freely to form loops that kink back on themselves and are held in place by a third binder yarn that is added in a second twisting operation (Complete textile glossary. Celanese Corporation, Three Park Avenue, New York, NY).

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA