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What is "Stenter" - Definition & Explanation

An open-width fabric-finishing machine in which the selvedges are so held by attachments to a pair of endless travelling chains that the fabric is finished to a specified width.

NOTE:

a) Attachments may be pins (pin stenter) or clips (clip stenter). b) Such machines are used for:

1. drying; 2. heat-setting of thermoplastic materials; 3. fixation of chemical finishes.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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