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What is "Raschel" - Definition & Explanation

A two-needle warp knitting system.
Refers to knit fabric made a a Raschel machine, a warp knitting machine capable of a wide variety of intricate designs, various surface textures, and open work effects.

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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More or less interchangeable with the term permanent press, but actually more precise. Durable press implies that the shape retention properties of a garment are excellent and durable for the life of...

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