China Updated Standard - GB/T 11951-2018 <Natural Fibres - Terminology>
GB/T 11951-2018 Natural fibres – Terminology, was issued in February to replace the 1989 version. The 2018 version will be implemented on September 1, 2018.
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GB/T 11951-2018 Natural fibres – Terminology, issued in February 2018 and will replace the 1989 version. The 2018 version will be implemented on September 1, 2018. The following technical changes have been made:
- Added “fibres secreted by some molluscs” category in “animal fibre”
- BYSSUS (Byssus) — Fibre extruded from some molluscs Pinna nobilis
- Added seven new terms
- MUGA (Muga) — Fibre extruded by the silkworm Anteraea assamensis
- NETTLE (Ortie) — Fibre from the basts of Urica dioica
- BAMBOO (Bambou) — Fibre from the basts of bamboo bambusa textilis
- PALMA IXTLE (Ixtle de Palma) — Fibre from the leaves of Yucca carnerosana
- PINEAPPLE LEAF (Feuille d’ananas) — Fibre from the leaves of Anannas comosus Merr
- PITA (Pita) — Fibre from the leaves of Aechmea magdalenae
- PEAT FIBRE (Fibre de tourbe) — Fibre from the leaf sheath of the plant Eriophorum vaginatum
- Revised three English generic names
- Changed “mulberry silk” to “SILK (Soie)”
- Changed “Tussah silk” to “TASAR (Tasar)”
- Changed “alfa or separto” to “ALFA (Alfa)”
- Revised two English scientific names of plants
- Changed “Apocynum venetum” to “Apocynum androsae mifolium, Apocynum cannabinum”
- Changed “Agave funkiana” to “Agave lechuguilla Torr”
- Changed Chinese names of some fibres (English name remain unchanged)
- Changed “羊毛” to “绵羊毛”, regarded “羊毛” as synonyms —— WOOL (Laine)
- Changed “羊驼绒” to “羊驼毛” —— ALPACA (Alpaga)
- Changed “原驼绒” to “原驼毛” —— GUANACO (Guanaco)
- Changed “美洲驼绒” to “美洲驼毛” —— LLAMA (Lama)
- Changed “骆马绒” to “骆马毛” —— VICUNA (Vigogne)
- Added notes to terms HORSE (Cheval), HEMP (Chanvre) and JUTE (Jute)
- Horse-hair fibre coming from the mane or the tail of the horse; horse-coat fibre coming from the coat of the horse
- HEMP (Chanvre) is also called “Han Hemp or Fire Hemp”.
- JUTE (Jute) is called as “jute and allied fibres”
- Deleted the terms “Zhong wei wool”
- Added an informative annex —— Index table of fibre terminologies, English generic names and English common names
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