Finishing in textiles

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  • Created on: 12-12-13 14:14

FInishing is applied to improve the appearance, properties and quality of a product. Process can either be mechanical or chemical.


BRUSHING - this involves brushing either cotton or nylong to give the appearance of fluffiness and being warm. The fabric goes through a series of rollers that contain small wired brushes which cause the fibres to lift - creating a raised surface

CALENDERING - this is a more industrialised way of ironing as it smoothes out the fabric. Calendar rollers carve patterns on the fabrics surface

HEAT-SETTING - is used for thermoplastic fabrics (they melt as they get hot and can be manipulated, return to solid when cold) examples include polyester and…


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