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Blanks - category (button) - button shape pieces made from various material, but without holes and polish. 

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Denier - category (weaving) - Unit for yarn thickness. A higher number correspond to thicker yarn, except in cotton yarn, the scale is reverse.

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Panel - category (weaving) -  The effective area for the design figure to be weave onto the label.

Passementerie - category (weaving) - A French word for trimmings, braids, cords, gimps, beads or tinsel.

Pellon - category (material) - Originally developed by Dr. Carl Nottebohm of Germany as a backing materials for leather and synthetic leather. It is a nonwoven textile which is light weight and flexible. It is often used with embroidered labels to provide support and a smoother finish on the back of the embroidered label.

Pic - category (weaving) - See pick.

Pick - category (weaving) - The single insertion of the weft thread in a fabric, also referred to as a pic or a shot. To pick is to pass the weft thread through the warp shed.

Picker - category (weaving) - A part of the picking mechanism of a loom that strikes the shuttle to propel it through the warp shed in the weaving process.

Pick Gear - category (weaving) - A collection of pick wheels on the loom to control the take up and left off for a given pick per inch count.

Pick Glass - category (weaving) - A calibrated magnifying glass mounted on a small hinged metal frame used for counting the ends and picks, also known as a linen prover or counting glass.

Pick Wheel - category (weaving) - A part of the loom that control the take up and let off for a given pick per inch count, collectively referred to as pick gear.

Picks Per Inch (PPI) - category (weaving, unit) - The measure of weft threads density per inch, similar to Picks Per Centimetre (PPC), the higher the PPI count, the higher the definition.

Pressure Sensitive Adhesive (PSA) - category (material) - A type of adhesive which is activated when pressure is applied. No solvent, water, or heat is needed for the adhesive to form a bond with the adhered. It is offend used with clothing labels such as leather labels, embroidered label, pvc labels or small trims such as plastic, or metal decals. Normally supplied with paper backings which are peeled off when the garment accessories are applied to garments. 

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