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What is "Dimensional stability" - Definition & Explanation

Results when a fiber or fabric will neither stretch or shrink. Relaxation shrinkage is when fibers, when elongated during weaving or finishing relax to their natural size after being washed. Progressive shrinkage means fabrics continue to shrink after each laundering. Synthetic fabrics may shrink when subjected to heat.

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