El Niño a current of warm-water that periodically flows along the coast of Peru and Ecuador.
Elasticity (fibre) is a term used to describe the ability or level of a thread or fabric to return to its original length, shape, or size immediately after the removal of stress and tension.
Elastomer is a term used to describe highly-elastic fibres.
The electroactive polymer is a term used to describe materials that have actuating properties are based mainly on polymers.
Electrotextiles are a different category of textiles, offering a unique way to fabricate flexible clothing for use in military and medical applications as well as for novel large-area, commercial systems.
Element (chemical) is a term used to describe a substance that cannot be broken down into two or more new substances by chemical or physical processes