Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Textile Technology L02 Fabric Finishing

Moire finishing

Mercerising cotton fabric

Simple calendering

Steels with raised patterns for fabric embossing

Embossing, moire and Emerising or sueding are mechanical finishing techniques all using calender steel rollers to change the final appearance of cloth. These are known as dry finishing techniques. These will improve the drape, handle and appearance of a fabric.

Bleaching, mercerising, crease resistance and flame proofing are all chemical finishing techniques that change the appearance and performance of fabrics. These are known as wet finishing techniques. These will improve the physical performance of a fabric.

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