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What is "Soil Release" - Definition & Explanation

Soil release is a wet, durable finish that increases the absorbency of a fiber that is hydrophobic in order to allow water to better penetrate the fabric in laundering, thus allowing dirt and stains to be removed.
A finish that has the purpose of increasing the absorbency of a fabric. on durable press blends. The finish allows the stain to leave the fabric faster, increases the wicking action for improved comfort, and therefore imparts greater ease in cleaning. Some soil release finishes also provide resistance to soiling as well as ease of soil removal.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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