Mercerization, the treatment of cotton with a strong caustic alkaline solution in order to improve the luster, hand and other properties, was names after its discoverer, John Mercer.
Mercerising is required most of the time for cotton and its blends, where dimensional stability, lustre / brilliance of shade and economics in dyeing are of prime importance. Certain classes of colours / some colours of the same class do not render themselves suitable for application on un-…
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