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Topic of the Month - Pilling Resistance

The formation of pills on textiles is generally one of the highest causes of customer complaints and returns.

The term pilling refers to entanglements of fibres and filaments that work loose from the fabric and yarn structure during wear and washing and drying, forming dense balls or “pills”, standing proud of the fabrics surface so that they cast a shadow.

Fibres or filaments are the base material from which yarns are made.

See below links for a broad mixture of Pilling information sheets and test summary details.


Topic of the Month - Pilling Resistance

Pilling Resistance - Fact Sheet

Pilling Resistance - Martindale Method

Pilling Resistance - Pill Box method



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