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Stitch World September, 2015

Although the words ironing, pressing and finishing are used interchangeably, these are three different functions that aim to remove the ‘unwanted’ crease and impart ’wanted‘ crease. A crease in a fabric can be removed either by compressing the fabric between two flat surfaces or by stretching the fabric. However, to impart ’wanted‘ crease, fabric plies need to be compressed between two surfaces as stretching is not enough. Moreover, process parameters like use of vacuum, steam, temperature and pressure make each process different from the other. In this edition, Dr. Prabir Jana, Professor, NIFT Delhi traces…

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