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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"
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Contract notice: Rental of containers for rubble (recoverable construction -and demolition waste), wood (treated), mixed waste (non-recoverable construction and demolition waste), metal (scrap), flat glass, paper and cardboard (chapel container), hollow glass electrical and electronic equipment, green waste and prunings, hard plastic and colored plastic wrap and a permanent press container for compressing paper serving the Ghent university.
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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.
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.
She is the Agricultural Research Service chemist who led the team that invented the process that created permanent press.
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And never use starch or sizing, nor hot press or dry-clean the uniform because it deteriorates the cloth fiber, which damages its permanent press and near-infrared features.
Additionally, its permanent press finish means the uniform cannot be starched, pressed or dry-cleaned.

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