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What is "Decatising" - Definition & Explanation

The process of steaming wool to set the fabric and reduce shrinkage and creasing
A finishing process in which the fabric is wound tightly onto a perforated roller and either immersed in hot water, which is also circulated through the fabric (wet decatising) or has steam blown through it (dry decatising).

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Decatising is used mainly to improve the handle and appearance of worsted fabrics.

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