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backing

1. Theatre a scenic cloth or flat placed behind a window, door, etc., in a set to mask the offstage space
2. the support in gold or precious metals for a country's issue of money in notes
3. Meteorol an anticlockwise change in wind direction

backing

[′bak·iŋ]
(civil engineering)
The unexposed, rough masonry surface of a wall that is faced with finer work.
The earth backfill of a retaining wall.
(electronics)
Flexible material, usually cellulose acetate or polyester, used on magnetic tape as the carrier for the oxide coating.
(metallurgy)
(meteorology)
Internationally, a change in wind direction in a counterclockwise sense (for example, south to east) in either hemisphere of the earth.
In United States usage, a change in wind direction in a counterclockwise sense in the Northern Hemisphere, clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.
(mining engineering)
Timbers across the top of a level, supported in notches cut in the rock.

carpet backing

The material on the underside of carpet; usually made of cotton, carpet rayon, kraft cord, or jute; may have a coating of latex.

backing

The change of direction of wind in an anticlock-wise direction as viewed from the top. The change of direction in a clock-wise direction is called veering. See back (v).
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And by using rPA-6, derived from carpet waste, in the production of carpet yarn and carpet backings, the first recycling loop has been created for the face side of carpet tiles and broadloom carpet.
The limestone panels with the precast concrete backings will be erected beginning in February 2006 and take a year to complete.
Specification choices range from vinyls to cloth-like impermeable upholstery (first printed, now available in wovens), as well as topical coatings or special backings.
The $40 million facility manufactures carpet backing fabric mainly for the European market and reinforces Amoco's position as the world's leading producer of woven carpet backing.
ethos, a non-chlorinated thermoplastic terpolymer, is an alternative to other structured backings, such as EVA, polyurethane, polyolefin and PVC.
Ahlstrom embroidery backings meet stringent international requirements concerning formaldehyde, which are the Japanese Ministry Ordinance Legislation JMO 112 (absorbency <0.
All are available in a wide array of colors, with a selection of moisture-barrier backing options.
However, the ozone caused levels of several irritating and potentially toxic VOCs to drop precipitously; these chemicals -- including one largely responsible for "new carpet" odor - were apparently given off by the carpets' adhesive and backing.
C&A Floorcoverings (C&A), a Tandus company, announced Monday that it has earned Environmentally Preferable Product (EPP) certification for ethos(TM) Cushion 100 Roll Goods, a high recycled content, cushion backing for six-foot broadloom carpet.
At the recent Domotex Chinafloor held recently in Shanghai, Colbond signaled its determination to meet the specific needs of the fast-growing Chinese market through the introduction of a local version of its Colturf primary turf backing.
Because they are constructed with water-soluble latex backings, fluids penetrate the pile and soak into the backing, making mold, mildew and odors difficult to control.
ethos, a non-chlorinated thermoplastic terpolymer created from reclaimed PVB film used in laminated safety glass, is an alternative to other structured backings, such as EVA, polyurethane, polyolefin and PVC.