mercerizing assistant

mercerizing assistant

[′mər·sə‚riz·iŋ ə·‚sis·tənt]
(materials)
A wetting agent, such as cresylic acid and derivatives or oils, used to increase the penetration of textile mercerization baths.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.