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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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The Commission therefore required that Ahlstrom divest all of its heavy-weight abrasive paper backings and PRIP business.
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 polymer within these carpet backings contains hydrophobic segments that impede liquid and dirt penetration to the subfloor.
Manipulating such a thin peel from a duct tape backing would be impractical for traditional FTIR microscopy analysis because typical backings range in thickness from 0.
The biggest advance in carpet aesthetics for long term care and health care settings stems from the development of more flexible backings that are moisture-proof but that permit the stretching necessary during installation to match larger-scale patterns, notes DiMotta.
Housed at Tandus' Center for Environmental Innovation, C&A's recycling program recycles any post-consumer vinyl-backed carpet, regardless of original manufacturer, into 100% recycled content backing for new ER3(R) floorcoverings.
Ahlstrom embroidery backings meet stringent international requirements concerning formaldehyde, which are the Japanese Ministry Ordinance Legislation JMO 112 (absorbency <0.
Today's backings come with a variety of advancements and features that can enhance the performance of your carpet as well.
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.
With the addition of Colback to its range of primary and secondary backings, Yihua Bonar is now equipped with a comprehensive product offering for the carpet industry: woven backings for basic tuft constructions and nonwovens for carpet tiles and patterned broadloom carpet.