Textile Glossary - Q

QUADRIPOLYMER: A polymer made from four distinct monomers. 

QUALITY: See SECONDS and YARN QUALITY. 

QUARTZ FIBER: Pure silica that has been melted and drawn into glass-like fibers. Used for heat resistance and high dielectric strength. 

QUENCH:
  1. A box filled with water into which fabric is run after singeing to prevent sparks or fires.
  2. See CABINET. (Also see QUENCHING.)

QUENCHING: The cooling of fiber filaments after extrusion by carefully controlled airflow. (See CROSSFLOW QUENCH, INFLOW QUENCH, and OUTFLOW QUENCH.) 

QUENCH SPACER: The “quiet” zone below the spinneret in which there is no quench airflow. Quench spacer distance is important in controlling fiber orientation and birefringence. 

QUETSCH: The nip rollers of a padding machine. 

QUILL: A light, tapered tube of wood, metal, paper, orplastic on which the filling yarn is wound for use in the shuttle during weaving. 

QUILLING: The process of winding filling yarns onto filling bobbins, or quills, in preparation for use in the shuttle for weaving. 

QUILTING:
  1. A fabric construction consisting of a layer of padding, frequently down or fiberfill, sandwiched between two layers of material and held in place by stitching or sealing in a regular pattern across the body of the composite. (Also see PINSONIC® THERMAL JOINING MACHINE.)
  2. The process of stitch bonding a batting or composite.

33 comments:

Monster Madness said...

A little shorter than the average post, but that's understandable ;) Good post.

Apps Master said...

was so much waiting for this letter !
thanks :)

textileengineer said...

@1
You can be satisfied if you look at "A" :p

jura1991 said...

very nice

SWOOP! said...

Short post today huh? There isn't even a funny word to make fun of today...dang

RoodNverse said...

i was hoping for more Q's also :P , thanks dude i like the name of the QUETSCH haha

Fred Rickerson said...

These are so cool, what are you going to do when you get to the end of the alphabet?

Just do it said...

that's some creative thinking there

Mike Barnes said...

great, this is awesome

Carlton Banks said...

thanks for the update

Kenneth Gibson said...

I never thought about it that way

Are you serious? said...

nice, thanks for sharing

Happy Daze said...

good post, can't wait for more

WoW_Updates said...

like always great post :) keep it up!

Wait what? said...

this is great!

What is this? said...

wow, good info here

Do Not Want said...

interesting stuff, I'll check back tomorrow

dee jey said...

greate post

comradejoker.blogspot.com/ said...

the pictures really tie everything together!

Izi said...

Great blog, keep it up

textileengineer said...

@Fred,

Another glossary will be good :p

PlanetBen said...

What happens after Z?

ModerneFusion said...

that Quartz fiber sounds really expensive

nick said...

thats really interesting to know!thanks for sharing

Come At Me Bro said...

Sweet info!

Crammarc said...

Im gonna call someone a quench sometime

Gorlotch said...

fascinating stuff

Dan said...

Surprisingly there are many words that begin with Q. Qrazy!

Kartoffeln said...

Q is my favourite letter :)

Digger said...

good info for reference, as always!

Erroneous Maximus said...

You quenched my quill!

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