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What is "Heat setting" - Definition & Explanation

Heat setting is a dry, durable finish for synthetic fibers that creates a crease resistance or permanent pleats by setting the fabric either flat or pleated.
Confers by the application of wet or dry heat, stability on fibres, yarns or fabric.
The process by which carpet yarns are exposed to heat to promote twist retention and overall stability to yarn configuration.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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a balanced plain weave fabric usually of linen or linen/cotton. It is made from smooth round yarns (not flattened by calendering). Used as a base for embroidered table linen, pillowcases, also in...
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The process of dyeing finished garments. Benefits are that colour decisions can be left until the last minute (reducing manufacture of unwanted merchandise) and you only dye the fabric in the garment...

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