13:22 Aug 6, 2001
English to Afrikaans translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: COTTON & NYLON

When properly combined with cotton, nylon adds strength, which allows the development of unusually fine textures not possible to obtain from cotton alone. Nylon provides smoothness, silkiness, and dirt rejection. It also reduces the weight of the fabric and increases its wrinkle resistance. The cotton gives softness and moisture absorpution. This combination permits the weaving of fabrics that are soft, supple, and extremely serviceable. If the combination is not properly balanced, the cotton may shrink, causing the fabric to pucker. Also, the nylon fibers may cut the cotton fibers. A blend of at least 17% high-tenacity nylon staple with cotton can make a very durable fabric.
Niel de Vaal

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naNylon en katoen
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Nylon en katoen

The word "nylon" comes from the English word which in turn was coined by the inventors E.I. Du Pont de Nemours and Co., Inc. The same spelling is used in Afrikaans.

For "cotton" the word "katoen" is used.

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