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An Appraisal of Shrink-Resistant Treatments for Wool
- Sookne, Arnold M.
- Textile research journal 1957 v.27 no.8 pp. 652-661
- fabrics, textile fibers, wool
- A review is presented of the mechanisms by which wool shrinks, and of the several classes of treatment available for making shrink-resistant wool. Some of the virtues and deficiencies of the better known classes of shrink-resistant processes are listed. The competitive position of shrink-resistant wool is examined in a number of end-use items. It is concluded that a number of low cost, adequate shrink-resistant processes are cur rently available, and that wool requires shrink resistance in order to compete with man- made fibers in end uses requiring ease-of-care.