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What is "Cellulase" - Definition & Explanation

An enzyme that breaks down cellulose, the primary component of plants. Cellulases are used in the textile industry to give denim a stonewashed look, prevent pilling, and improve texture of clothes.

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Adhesives are an essential part of the manufacturing process for a variety of apparel applications ranging from applying labels, decorative trim and waterproofing tapes to innovative solutions like...
Soft, white, closely woven cotton fabric calendered to achieve a high glaze. Used mainly for pocket linings, underwear, aprons, shirts, and handkerchiefs. Originally made in Cambrai, France of...
Fustian is a term for a variety of heavy twilled woven cotton fabrics, chiefly prepared for menswear. Usually dyed in a dark shade. Declined in popularity from 1813, being replaced by harder wearing...

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