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What is "Shrinkage" - Definition & Explanation
Last Updated on: 02-Jan-2023 (1 year, 1 month, 25 days ago)
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Shrinkage
The reduction in a dimension of a fibre, yarn or fabric.


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Shrinkage may be induced by various treatments, e.g. wetting, steaming, alkali treatment, laundering, dry heat.

Shrinkage
The contraction of a fiber, yarn or fabric after washing and drying. All products made of natural fibers have a tendency to shrink 4%-8%.
Shrinkage
The weight raw wool loses when scoured, expressed as a percentage of the original weight.

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