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Creating Surface Effects on Cotton Webs by Calendering

D. Steve Gunter


All fabrics lend themselves for processing on rolling calendars for gloss, compaction and hand and on the silk finishing calender for light luster and with high cotton fiber content to obtain a mercerized or "hard hand" linen look. On a Cire calender, a high gloss or shine can be obtained, but in this case a high content thermoplastic fiber must be used. Fabrics can be processed on a compaction type calender to reduce coverage or obtain a suede look and reduce caliper or thickness of a fabric to a desired level after napping.

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