What is mercerizing process in Fabrics and Yarns

Mercerization is a process used to treat cotton fabric or yarn to improve its strength, appearance, and dye affinity. The process is named after its inventor, John Mercer, a British chemist, who discovered it in 1844.  In the mercerization process, cotton fabric or yarn is treated with a solution of sodium hydroxide (NaOH), also known … Read more

What is mercerizing in Fabric

Mercerizing is a chemical treatment process applied to cotton and other cellulosic fibers, which enhances their strength, durability, and appearance. During this process, the cotton fibers are subjected to tension and treated with a solution containing caustic soda, also known as sodium hydroxide. This treatment causes the fibers to expand and straighten, resulting in a … Read more

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