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06:19 Feb 13, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Marketing
German term or phrase: Pillverhalten
It is a claim for an improved feature of a garment: "verbessertes Pillverhalten".
Robin Salmon
Australia
Local time: 19:14
English translation:less pilling
Explanation:
Pilling is that nasty habit of a pretty sweater to make little (approx.) pin-head sized tangled balls on its surface. A razor carefully applied or an electric clothes shaver will remove them.
The reference uses less pilling in the way people ordinarily talk about it, and appropriate for marketing:

"...wear better with less pilling, making it ideal for socks, mittens, coats, sweaters..."
Nancy

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Nancy Schmeing
Canada
Local time: 04:14
Grading comment
Thanks! It is very helpful to know what "pilling" actually is.
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Summary of answers provided
napilling behavior / pilling propertiesUlrike Lieder
naimproved pilling properties
Alexander Schleber
naless pillingNancy Schmeing
nafibre properties or pilling propertiesxxxlone


  

Answers


20 mins
fibre properties or pilling properties


Explanation:
If this text is meant for the profesisonals within the garment industry you can use the term pilling properties. Otherwise use fibre properties.

Good luck.


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xxxlone
Canada
Local time: 04:14
Native speaker of: Danish
PRO pts in pair: 330
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45 mins
less pilling


Explanation:
Pilling is that nasty habit of a pretty sweater to make little (approx.) pin-head sized tangled balls on its surface. A razor carefully applied or an electric clothes shaver will remove them.
The reference uses less pilling in the way people ordinarily talk about it, and appropriate for marketing:

"...wear better with less pilling, making it ideal for socks, mittens, coats, sweaters..."
Nancy




    Reference: http://bullenswullens.com/FAQ/faq.htm
Nancy Schmeing
Canada
Local time: 04:14
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 328
Grading comment
Thanks! It is very helpful to know what "pilling" actually is.
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1 hr
improved pilling properties


Explanation:
Ione is right. Pilling is an English term used in German. You have
Pillbildung = pilling
Pillingeffekt = pilling,
Pillbeständigkeit = pill resistance


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Alexander Schleber
Belgium
Local time: 10:14
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
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4 hrs
pilling behavior / pilling properties


Explanation:
Hohenadel, Textilwörterbuch, lists "pilling behavior" for Pillverhalten.

Personally, I'd prefer "pilling properties". A quick Google search on both terms came up with 7 hits for pilling properties, 2 for pilling behavior.

A new textile in the Polartec family from ... causing bacteria.
Polartec s non-pilling properties keep this fabric looking great ...
www.rochegolf.com/fabrics.asp

fabrics have excellent abrasion and pilling properties. www.weardated.com/uphol/consumer/news/1299press.htm

Schematic of Nordson textile powder application line (refer to ... then compared the mechanical and pilling properties of the treated fabrics ...
es.epa.gov/techinfo/facts/solid-cs.html

Pilling behavior; Resistance to creases and abrasion. ...
www.printlee.com/terms.htm

HTH!

Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 01:14
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 3525
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