compressive shrinkage

compressive shrinkage

[kəm′pres·iv ′shriŋk·ij]
(textiles)
A technique for producing shrink-resistant cotton or linen fabric by lightly dampening the fabric, placing it on a thick blanket, and then pressing it against a heated cylinder, causing it to retract.
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In the case of controlled compressive shrinkage machinery--which is used to stabilise fabrics in order to minimise shrinkage after the fabrics have been made up into garments--22 machines for processing woven fabrics were delivered to the world's mills in 2007.
The Textile Products Group is a leading supplier of consumable, precision-engineered rubber cots (rollers), aprons (flexible belts), compressive shrinkage belts and other fabricated rubber products for the yarn spinning and glass-fiber-forming industries with sales of approximately $45 million in 2005.
Day's Textile Products Group is the world's largest supplier of consumable, precision-engineered rubber cots (rollers), aprons (flexible belts), compressive shrinkage belts and other fabricated rubber products for the yarn spinning and glass-fiber-forming industries.