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pilling

[′pil·iŋ]
(textiles)
The formation of little fuzzy balls on a fabric surface caused by the rubbing off of loose ends of fiber too long or strong to break away entirely.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The pilling of fabrics is a serious problem for the apparel industry and in particular wool knitwear fabrics.
Among the yarn parameters to affect pilling, yarn type along with the degree of singles twist and/or fold twist are most influential parameters.
The influence of different anti pilling finishes at various concentration and pH levels on the quality parameters of fabric has been reported.