What is "Cire" - Definition & Explanation

Lustrous patent leather effect produced on fabric surfaces. Name derived from the French verb cire, meaning to wax and polish.
A Finishing Process That Produces A High Gloss On The Surface On The Fabric By Passing It Through Heavy Rollers (calendering) . Fabrics Made Of Thermoplastic Fibers Like Nylon Or Polyester Are Cired By Calendering With Heat And Pressure Alone. Other Fabrics Like Rayons Or Silks Are Calendered With Wax Or Other Compounds.
It is a lightweight performance fabric with a shiny surface made from synthetic fibres for use in outerwear.

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