Textiles GCSE AQA Fabric Finishes

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What are the two main types of finishes?
Chemical and Mechanical
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Why do we apply finishes?
To improve aesthetics or other properties such as texture, drape, care requirements and wearing qualities.
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Why is teflon good to use in school clothes?
It is stain resistant and school clothes will be stained regularly.
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How is the finish of 'shrinkage' applied (mechanical)?
Fabric is steamed and placed on a vibrating conveyer belt.
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What is calendering?
Heavy rollers press fabric surface: improves sheen and smoothness.
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How is a fabric made crease resistant?
Resins are applied to the surface.
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How is fabric made water repellent?
Silicon is sprayed on the surface
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How is a fabric made shrink resistant (chemical)?
Fibre scales are removed with chlorine.
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Why do we apply finishes?

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To improve aesthetics or other properties such as texture, drape, care requirements and wearing qualities.

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Why is teflon good to use in school clothes?

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How is the finish of 'shrinkage' applied (mechanical)?

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Card 5

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What is calendering?

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