Plush (from French peluche) is a textile having a cut nap or pile the same as fustian or velvet. Its softness of feel gave rise to the adjective "plush" to describe something soft or luxurious, which was extended to describe luxury accommodation, or something rich and full.

In an industrial context, the term 'plush' is not commonly used as a technical term. However, the term 'plush' can refer to a soft and luxurious textile material used in various industries for its aesthetic and tactile properties. Here are some examples:

  1. Textile industry: Plush fabrics, such as velvet or velour, are used for upholstery, clothing, and home decor due to their softness and plushness.

  2. Toy industry: Plush toys, also known as stuffed animals or plushies, are made of soft fabrics and stuffed with filling materials to create a huggable and comforting toy.

  3. Automotive industry: Plush automotive carpets and floor mats are used to enhance the luxury and comfort of high-end cars.

  4. Furniture industry: Plush cushions and pillows are used in furniture to provide extra comfort and softness.

Other terms related to plush in industrial contexts include:

  1. Softness: The degree to which a material is soft to the touch, often measured in terms of its compressibility or indentation hardness.

  2. Comfort: The degree to which a material or product provides a comfortable and relaxing experience for the user.

  3. Texture: The surface characteristics of a material, such as its roughness, smoothness, or softness.

  4. Haptic feedback: The use of tactile or touch-based feedback to enhance the user experience of a product or device.

  5. Padding: Soft materials used to provide cushioning, shock absorption, or insulation, often found in sports equipment, furniture, and packaging.


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