Any cloth used for filtering. The weave of the cloth controls the porosity and filtering ability. Plain weave is used to capture fine particulates while the more porous satin weave is used for dust collection. Synthetic cloths, such as Dacron®, polypropylene, nylon, polyester, Teflon®, vinyon and glass fibers meet the usual requirements of heat and chemical resistance. Natural fibers, such as cotton gauze in cheesecloth, have been used for centuries to filter varnishes.
Synonyms and Related Terms
tejido para filtro (Esp.); weefsel van vilt (Ned);