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Glossary

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Macrorete
Fishnet tights, very large fishnet (Fishnets).
Manually covered elastomer
The simple covering with a single thread is obtained by winding properly stretched elastomer with a parallel (see) or texturized (see) nylon thread, with an average of 800-2500 coils per metre.
Mesh
Cut-work knit with a ladder-proof structure, i.e. it does not ladder, in the vertical direction.
Microfibre
In hosiery, microfibre (or microfilament) is a term used to describe a yarn composed by particularly thin nylon fibres.
Micromesh
In hosiery, it is a processing which ensures a very resistant knit that can ladder only upwards.
Mini-sock
Sock which is hidden inside the shoes and gets up to the ankle.
Monofilament
Yarn composed by a single continuous filament of 11 decitex or higher.
Multifibre
Yarn composed by many strands with a count ranging from 1.5 to 3 dtex per strand.
Multifilament
Thread composed by many strands with a variable thickness ranging from 1.5 to 3 decitex, which produce a softer hand, but a less transparent appearance than monofilament yarns.
Nylon
Nylon is by far the most used yarn in the current manufacture of hosiery.
Nylons
Common name of nylon hosiery.
Over-the-knee tights
Tights which stay up thanks to an elastic border and cover the leg just above the knee.
Pack
Packaging which varies depending on the article typology, its size and the planned presentation.
Packaging
The last stage of the production process: stockings, tights and knee-socks are put into suitable packages.
Parallel yarn
Raw continuous thread, without further treatments. The type of nylon used in first stockings: it is very resistant but lacks stretch.
Polyamide (PA)
Synthetic fibre characterized by the recurrence of the amidic group in the molecule.
Quality control
Controls are carried out in each stage of the production process in order to always guarantee maximum quality.
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