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Nap 
A soft or fuzzy surface on a fabric, usually achieved by brushing

Needlepunching 
A process for making a nonwoven textile in which a continuous mat of randomly laid fibres or filaments is entangled with barbed needles. This causes matting and the production of a "felt" textile.

Nep 
A small knot of entangled fibres commonly regarded as a fault but sometimes introduced as an effect.

Noil 
Shorter fibres separated from longer fibres in combing.

Nylon 
A manufactured fiber with extreme toughness, elasticity and strength.

Natural fibers 
A general term for fibers derived from natural substances such as cellulose, proteins and minerals.

Nylon
A generic term for the synthetic polyamide fibers.Olefin A manmade fiber composed of at least 85% by weight of ethylene, propylene or other olefin units.

Nainsook
A lightweight plain weave cotton fabric, usually finished to create a luster and a soft hand. Common end-uses are infants' wear, blouses, and lingerie.

Nano-fiber
Nano refers to 1 billionth of a meter, or 1 x 10-8 centimeter. 150,000 strands of a nano-fiber can fit across a human hair.

Nano-technology
Complex technology that involves nano-size materials and combines science such as biology, chemistry and physics and engineering.

Nap
A fuzzy, fur-like feel created when fiber ends extend from the basic fabric structure to the fabric surface. The fabric can be napped on either one or both sides.

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