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What is "Sanforized" - Definition & Explanation

Registered trademark of The Sanforize Company, which is the most widely recognized method of shrinkage control used by major textile mills worldwide. The process maintains residual shrinkage to not exceed 1% in either direction (according to the U. S. standard wash test CCC-T- 191a), despite repeated washings.
A trademarked finishing process which compresses the fabric to reduce its residual shrinkage to not more than 1 percent.
Registered trademark of Cluett, Peabody & Co. for fabrics processed by machine so that residual shrinkage will not exceed 1% in either direction (according to the U.S.?s standard wash test CCC-T-191a),, despite repeated washings.
A process to preshrink fabric. Fabrics with this trademark should never shrink more than 1%.
Trade name of a process for shrinkage control. Residual shrinkage of not over 1 percent guaranteed. Developed in the 1950s and advertised on some tablecloth tags during that time.

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