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What is "Sizing" - Definition & Explanation

Adding body to a fabric by use of a starch, gelatin, or resin.
A process in which size is applied to yarns (usually warp) before weaving to protect, strengthen and lubricate them during weaving. Sliver: An assemblage of fibres in continuous form without twist.
The application of a size mixture to warp yarn. The purpose of this is to make the yarn smoother and stronger to withstand the strain of weaving, to provide an acceptable hand in the woven gray goods, and to increase fabric weight.
A fabric finish that adds weight, stiffness, and firmness.
  • A stiffening substance used to give YARN strength, stiffness, and smoothness, which improve its weaving qualities.
  • Treating YARN with a stiffening substance to improve its weaving qualities.
  • Some other terms

    Some more terms:

    a balanced plain weave fabric usually of linen or linen/cotton. It is made from smooth round yarns (not flattened by calendering). Used as a base for embroidered table linen, pillowcases, also in...
    Silk fabric brocaded with silver and gold. The metal thread used for brocading is made from a fine strand of flattened metal wound over a core of silk, using yellow silk under gold, and white silk...
    A driven roller on a textile machine around which a yarn is passed in order to regulate its speed during the extrusion and further processing of certain man-made fibres. The roller may be heated in...
    A rotation, usually lateral, between different panels of a garment resulting from the release of latent stresses during laundering of the woven or knitted fabric forming the garment. Twist may also...
    A hydrophilic compound applied to a fiber or fabric which results in superior breathability and a moisture management system within the fabric that helps to maintain a comfortable body temperature...

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