The shuttle is the weft insertion device that propels the filling yarn across over and under the warp yarns. Shuttles used to be shuttle looms wooden with a metal tip.
Smart textiles is a term used to describe a whole group of textiles that have built in triggers by different advanced methods (chemically, temperature variations, electroactive polymer) and manufacturing techniques in fibre, yarns and fabrics have been a driving force the last 20 years to make innovative products and product applications that fulfil customers.
Textile Industry. Derived from the Latin texere to weave, and used initially to describe woven fabrics. Textiles have become a general term for fibres, yarns, and other materials that can be made into fabrics as well as for woven or knitted fabrics.
Washability is a term used to describe the ease of washing; fibre composition of a yarn or fabric is the element which most determines washability.
X-dyed fabrics. Cross dyed fabrics present a two-colour weave, obtained using different colour yarns in the warp and in the weft
Yarn is a generic term for a continuous strand spun from a group of natural or synthetic staple fibres, or filaments, used in weaving, knitting to form textile fabrics.
Yarn-dyed is a term used to describe fabrics produced with yarns already dye prior to the weaving process.