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What is "Heat setting" - Definition & Explanation

Heat setting is a dry, durable finish for synthetic fibers that creates a crease resistance or permanent pleats by setting the fabric either flat or pleated.
Confers by the application of wet or dry heat, stability on fibres, yarns or fabric.
The process by which carpet yarns are exposed to heat to promote twist retention and overall stability to yarn configuration.

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