What is "Decatising" - Definition & Explanation

The process of steaming wool to set the fabric and reduce shrinkage and creasing
A finishing process in which the fabric is wound tightly onto a perforated roller and either immersed in hot water, which is also circulated through the fabric (wet decatising) or has steam blown through it (dry decatising).


Decatising is used mainly to improve the handle and appearance of worsted fabrics.

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