Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Bulk Development

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_1663

n Any of various relaxation treatments to produce maximum bulk in textured or latent crimp yarns or in fabrics made therefrom. The essential conditions are heat, lubrication, movement, and the absence of tension. Bulk development may be accomplished during wet processing or may be a separate operation such as hot-air tumbling, steam-injection tumbling, or dry cleaning.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA