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ID: 300379924
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Record Type: concept
mercerizing (<textile finishing processes and techniques>, textile processes and techniques, ... Processes and Techniques (hierarchy name))

 

Note: Treatment of cotton yarn or fabric by immersion in a caustic solution of sodium hydroxide or other chemical base. Fibers so treated swell permanently, and the cotton is made stronger and more lustrous. Named after Alexander Mercer (1791-1866), who perfected the process.
 
Terms:
mercerizing (preferred,C,U,English-P,D,U,U)
mercerized (C,U,English,AD,U,U)
mercerization (C,U,English,UF,U,U)
mercerisation (C,U,English,UF,U,U)

Facet/Hierarchy Code:  K.KT

Hierarchical Position:

Hierarchy of Activities Facet
Activities Facet
Hierarchy of Processes and Techniques (hierarchy name)
.... Processes and Techniques (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of <processes and techniques by specific type>
........ <processes and techniques by specific type> (G)
Hierarchy of <processes and techniques by material>
............ <processes and techniques by material> (G)
Hierarchy of textile processes and techniques
................ textile processes and techniques (G)
Hierarchy of <textile finishing processes and techniques>
.................... <textile finishing processes and techniques> (G)
Hierarchy of mercerizing
........................ mercerizing (G)

Sources and Contributors:
mercerisation............  [GCI, VP]
..........................  Oxford English Dictionary Online (2002-) accessed 13 November 2012
mercerization............  [GCI, VP]
..........................  AATA database (2002-)
mercerized............  [GCI, VP]
.......................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
mercerizing............  [GCI Preferred, VP Preferred]
.......................  AATA database (2002-) accessed 13 November 2012
.......................  Anon., Mercerizing, International Textile Bulletin (1970)
.......................  Greenwood, Mercerization and Liquid Treatment of Cotton, Journal of the Society of Dyers and Colourists (1987) title
.......................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) accessed 13 November 2012
.......................  Oxford English Dictionary Online (2002-) accessed 13 November 2012
 
Subject: .....  [VP]
 
Note:
English .......... [GCI, VP]
.......... AATA database (2002-) accessed 13 November 2012
.......... Anon., Mercerizing, International Textile Bulletin (1970) 123-141
.......... Greenwood, Mercerization and Liquid Treatment of Cotton, Journal of the Society of Dyers and Colourists (1987) 342-349
.......... Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) accessed 13 November 2012
.......... Oxford English Dictionary Online (2002-) accessed 13 November 2012

 

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