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What is "Mercerizing" - Definition & Explanation

Treatment for cotton yarns and cotton goods to increase luster and improve strength and dye affinity.
One of the possible steps in "finishing" raw fabrics The cloth is treated with a caustic soda solution, which makes the fabric stronger and the colors brighter.
A finishing process used on cotton yarn and cloth that impregnates material with sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) solution. The treatment increases the fabrics' strength, affinity for dyes and luster.
A process that makes fabric shinier.

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