Scrim

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Description

A coarse, open-weave cotton or linen fabric. Scrim is used for curtains or upholstery linings and as a carrier for adhesive films. It is also used in the theater as a backdrop curtain that appears solid with front lighting and transparent with back lighting.

Synonyms and Related Terms

bucarán (Esp.)

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
  • R. Mayer, The Artist's Handbook of Materials and Techniques, Viking Press, New York, 1981
  • Thomas C. Jester (ed.), Twentieth-Century Building Materials, McGraw-Hill Companies, Washington DC, 1995
  • Rosalie Rosso King, Textile Identification, Conservation, and Preservation, Noyes Publications, Park Ridge, NJ, 1985
  • Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Dictionary of Fiber & Textile Technology (older version called Man-made Fiber and Textile Dictionary, 1965), Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Charlotte NC, 1990
  • Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them, American Book Company, New York City, 1937
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998

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