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durable press

durable press

n
(Clothing & Fashion)
a. another term for permanent press
b. (as modifier): durable-press skirts.

per′manent press′


n.
1. a process in which a fabric is chemically treated to make it wrinkle-resistant so as to require little or no ironing after washing.
2. the condition of a fabric so treated.
[1960–65]
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Noun1.durable press - a fabric that has been chemically processed to resist wrinkles and hold its shape
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
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In order to make cellulosic cotton fabric wrinkle resistant and create durable press property in it, there exists the use of permanent press finishes on these apparels.
The conventional durable press finishes improving the creaseresistance of cotton fabrics are mostly achieved on the basis of a condensation reaction at high temperature between formaldehyde based Nmethylol compounds such as DiMethylol Dihydroxy Ethylene Urea (DMDHEU) or its derivatives and cotton.
The topics include understanding, testing, and enhancing fabric strength; durable press treatments to improve the durability and wrinkle resistance of cotton and other fabrics; effects of light exposure on textile durability; types, finishes, and applications of durable anti-microbial textiles; the durability of historic textiles; and silk durability and degradation.
"Non-Formaldehyde Durable Press Finishing of Cotton with Citric Acid." Textile Chem.
The company says its new foam application formula results in increased productivity and improved energy usage, abrasion resistance and fabric strength along with reduced chemical usage without compromising durable press ratings.
In the 1950s, its scientists developed the first durable press fabrics made completely from cotton.
To differentiate current disposable nonwoven applications with durable military goals, we shall refer to the future SBIR development cloth as either MAANWear or [MA.sup.2]Nwear (Marine/Army/AirForce/Navy), not in the sense of gender, but as an acronym for multiservice application and defined as: "Extremely durable, lightweight and fire resistant nonwoven multiservice-based fabric possessing physical properties with a high degree of air permeability, durable press appearance, comfort characteristics, breaking and tearing resistance coupled with the capability to be Silicone Crease-Set, launderable/dry cleanable without the need of undergoing ironing or other after-treatment processes."

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