Abrasion resistance is a term used to determine the degree to which loss of appearance through surface wear, rubbing, chafing, and other frictional actions are withstood. The abrasion resistance degree is determined by a test method.
Acetate (Triacetate). The oldest man-made fibre and the first one made using tree pulp.
Acrylic fibre. A synthetic fibre that is made with just the right combination of coal, air, water, petroleum and limestone.
Adhesives is a term used to describe a material that is capable of holding together solid materials by surface attachment.
Advanced fibre is a term used to describe any reinforcing fibres characterized by either extraordinary strength, modulus or resistance to high temperature
Aesthetics is a term used to describe textiles properties perceived by touch and sight, for example, colour, lustre, drape, texture or hand of fabrics.
After treatment is a term used to describe any treatment done after fabric production.
AG (Ciba-Geigy). Swiss multinational holding company created in 1970 in the merger of two concerns headquartered in Basel-Ciba AG and J.R. Geigy SA.