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What is "Back Filling" - Definition & Explanation

The technique of beefing up low grade, low cost, cloth to enhance its appearance. Only one side of the goods is affected by the process. The filling solution is composed of varying amounts of cornstarch, talc, China clay, and tallow.
A filling, to add weight or change the appearance of a fabric, applied to one side of the fabric. For example; china clay.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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