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What is "Calendered" - Definition & Explanation

Calendered is a dry finish that creates a very smooth, lustrous fabric. There are many types of calendering which vary in permanence. All types involve passing the fabric through large heated rollers that flatten the yarn.
The term used to describe a fabric which has been passed through rollers to smooth and flatten it or confer surface glaze.
A flat, smooth, glossy finish applied to the fabric by passing it through heavy rollers under pressure and usually heat. Cire, chintz, moire, & glazing are examples of calendered finishes.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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