What is "Setting" - Definition & Explanation

The process of conferring dimensional stability on fibres, yarns or fabrics, generally by means of moist or dry heat.


The operation of setting is applied to textile materials of all kinds but assumes special significance in the treatment of synthetic-polymer materials such as nylon, polyester, etc.

Some other terms

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A hollow, U-shaped rotor, mounted open-side-down on top of a spindle of a FLY frame. It is rotated independently of the spindle and serves to twist the roving and wind it on bobbins which are held on...

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