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What is "Lastex" - Definition & Explanation

Lastex is an elastic fiber made from Latex. It is most often used with other fibers to create fabrics such as Spandex and foundation garments. Lastex will deteriorate after repeated washing and drying, losing its elasticity.
Yarn that has an elastic core wound around with cotton or silk or nylon or rayon threads.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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The process of passing fabric through a calender in which a highly polished, usually heated steel bowl rotates at a higher surface speed than the softer (e.g. cotton-filled or paper-filled) bowl...

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