permanent press


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

permanent press

n.
1. A chemical process in which fabrics are permanently shaped and treated for wrinkle resistance.
2. A fabric treated by permanent press. In both senses also called durable press.

per′ma·nent-press′ adj.

permanent press

n
(Textiles)
a. a chemical treatment for clothing that makes the fabric crease-resistant and sometimes provides a garment with a permanent crease or pleats
b. (as modifier): permanent-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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.permanent 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"
References in periodicals archive ?
Thanks to $1.4 million dedicated by Elgin Area School District U-46 for the project's cost, the Storm's stadium has been outfitted with LED lighting around the football field, a new permanent press box sits atop the home bleachers and the track encircling the field is getting renovated.
Charles Davis; THE MEASURE OF THE WORLD; The Permanent Press (Fiction: Historical) 29.95 ISBN: 9781579625702
material: open weave poplin 65% dacron polyester/35% combed cotton with permanent press and soil release finish.
The Permanent Press will release his hardcover thriller Westfarrow Island in early 2019.
25, the deputy prime minister, to whom the BYEGM is subordinated, will issue permanent press cards.
Her most recent collection of poetry, Strange Life, was published by Mayapple Press in 2014 and her second novel, Radiomen, is forthcoming from The Permanent Press in 2015.
Or consider "Permanent Press," which finds Friman recalling someone loved "four wars" and "nine recessions" ago.
MELANIE BRAVERMAN is the author of East Justice (Permanent Press,
Sheets that have permanent press finishes typically contain formaldehyde, a known carcinogen, which becomes a gas at room temperature.
Optionally, stain release agents, soil repellent agents, permanent press resins, and the like may be added to the bath of flame retardant chemicals, eliminating the need for one or more additional manufacturing processes.
permanent press? Seriously, though, she said her first two seasons pitching at the Division 1 college level have been a learning experience.
Formaldehyde has other applications in the fabrics industry: It is used in permanent press fabrics, in anti-cling and anti-wrinkle as well as anti-shrink materials; it is used for waterproofing and stain resistance, and to make clothes items perspiration proof, moth proof, mildew resistant and color-fast.

Full browser ?