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There are 10 names in this directory beginning with the letter 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

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.

QUENCHING
The cooling of fiber filaments after extrusion by carefully controlled airflow. (See CROSS-FLOW QUENCH , INFLOW QUENCH , OUTFLOW QUENCH

QUETSCH
The nip rollers of a padding machine

QUILL
A light, tapered tube of wood, metal, paper or plastic 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.


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