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Active-Fresh or Air-Feel
A sanitary treatment for fresh, perspiring socks with feet deodorizing effect.
Air covered or interlaced yarn
Used in hosiery, it is a yarn obtained by passing together through an air flow a texturized nylon yarn (microfilament or multifilament) and an elastane fibre (see) under tension.
Air-jet
Also known as "false twist". Consists in air-covering nylon filaments with elastomer (Lycra).
Alternate course
In the weaving (see) stage, it refers to a way to insert the elastane thread each two courses: a course of elastomer and a course of parallel or texturized yarn.
Anti-slide
A special rubberized sole made from either transparent or pigmented silicone with anti-slide effect.
Anti-static
A property of fabrics and products eliminating or reducing static electricity on materials surface.
Antibacterial
A specific treatment ensuring feet health that prevents bacterial development and multiplication, with particular care for bacteria resulting from perspiration.
Assembling
Stage in which the two tight tubes are assembled at the top with seams (see).
Automatic sewing
Seam made by machines with automatic systems which put together the two tight tubes - corresponding to the legs - insert the gusset, if applicable, and saw the toes.
Bare Lycra
Lycra has the same tangibility and other processing characteristics as a synthetic fibre and, therefore, may be incorporated as bare in many fabric structures.
Bare top
In this particular type of top, the briefs part is made with the same yarns used for the legs for a total uniform effect.
Bi-component yarn
Yarn obtained through a chemical-thermal process in which two polymers with a different heat narrowing degree are extruded together in a single strand.
Border
Positioned at the head of knee-socks or socks, it is synonymous of elastic or waist band and is aimed at holding them up at the leg.
Brilliance
Brilliance may depend on different factors: first of all, the type of yarns.
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