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fibrillating

[′fib·rə‚lād·iŋ]
(textiles)
A process for producing fibers by mechanically cracking sheets of polymer film that have been stretched and oriented along their direction of extrusion.
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On the other hand, for the i-PP with Gel-all MD, the cellar structure could be maintained together with fibrillate structure as shown in Fig.
AFib occurs when the upper chambers of the heart (the atria) fibrillate, or "quiver," which causes a rapid, irregular heart rhythm.
4, one can also see that different correlations are obtained for different resins, which implies that different levels of extrusion pressure are required to fibrillate resins of different molecular structure under identical conditions.
The tendency for the new TFE/HFP fluoroplastic micropowder, MP1500, to fibrillate is reduced significantly in a manner not totally understood.
LCP, as a dispersed phase, could not fibrillate in the matrix if the interaction on the interface between the two phases is strong enough (9-10).
In papermaking, it is the fiber's unique ability to fibrillate during wet processing that is the special appeal of COURTAULDS LYOCELL.