TAG : Shrinkage of Fabrics
Sanforizing Machine and Process
Sanforizing process moves the yarns closer together and the fabric becomes thicker and heavier. As a result of this, the net yardage yield is reduced. Sanforized is now used for a fabric which has low residual shrinkage and sanforization is a process for shrink-proofing fabrics.
Why do fabrics shrink? Shrinkage in Fabrics!
During the manufacturing process of fabric or we call it fabric processing, fabric comes in lot of tension and stretches when it moves from one machine to another which causes stretching in fabric structure and when this tension is removed, and fabric is relaxed it tends to get back in its original structure causing shrinkage.
What is Sanforization or Sanforizing of Fabrics?
Sanforizing or Sanforization is the process of pre-shrinking fabric, which is a controlled compressive shrinkage process, which is applied on woven fabric to achieve shrinkage before making the garments. The process of sanforizing limits the post-wash fabric shrinkage to less than 1%.