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What is "Residual Shrinkage" - Definition & Explanation

The potential shrinkage that remains in a fibre, yarn or fabric after treatment designed to reduce or eliminate shrinkage.

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The expression is commonly used with reference to heat-shrinkage properties of synthetic polymer fibre after it has been heat-set.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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