Encyclopedia of Color Science and Technology

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Finish, Textile

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27851-8_154-1

Synonyms

Definition

Textile finishing can be defined as all processes (chemical and/or mechanical), employed subsequent to textile coloration which impart additional functionality/superior aesthetics to the textile material. Mostly, textile finishing is applied to fabrics (woven, knitted, nonwovens); however, textile finishes can also be applied to fibers and yarns.

Introduction

The primary objectives of textile finishing are to improve the aesthetic and functional properties of textiles. In a broader sense, “finishing” relates to all processes that fabrics might be subjected to subsequent to weaving, knitting, or nonwoven manufacturing processes. The term “finishing” could include fabric preparation (e.g., singeing, desizing, scouring, bleaching, optical brightening process, mercerization process, etc.) and coloration (dyeing and printing); indeed, the combination of these processes is...

Keywords

Cellulosic Fiber Functional Chemical Finish Agent Wash Fastness Organomercury Compound 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of DesignUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK