durable press


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

durable press

[¦du̇r·ə·bəl ′pres]
(textiles)
A finish, given to textiles by applying synthetic resins and then curing, that imparts lasting crease resistance. Also known as permanent press.
References in periodicals archive ?
Yang, CQ, Bakshi, GD, "Quantitative Analysis of the Nonformaldehyde Durable Press Finish on Cotton Fabric: Acid-Base Titration and Infrared Spectroscopy.
Care, including benefits such as wrinkle resistance, ease of ironing, fabric dewatering, shrinkage control, durable press, finish durability, strength retention and soil release compatibility.
produces dyes, chemical additives and durable press resins for customers in the textile industry.
Chester, SC jointly announced, today, a strategic alliance that couples Sequa chemicals' durable press resin products with High Point Chemical's wet process technology in the wrinkle resistant garment market.