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What is "Sizing" - Definition & Explanation

Adding body to a fabric by use of a starch, gelatin, or resin.
A process in which size is applied to yarns (usually warp) before weaving to protect, strengthen and lubricate them during weaving. Sliver: An assemblage of fibres in continuous form without twist.
The application of a size mixture to warp yarn. The purpose of this is to make the yarn smoother and stronger to withstand the strain of weaving, to provide an acceptable hand in the woven gray goods, and to increase fabric weight.
A fabric finish that adds weight, stiffness, and firmness.
  • A stiffening substance used to give YARN strength, stiffness, and smoothness, which improve its weaving qualities.
  • Treating YARN with a stiffening substance to improve its weaving qualities.
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