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Resinous Finishes

Resinous Finishes Q: I have had several linen garments show holes after cleaning. These holes are in random areas and have a square or rectangular appearance. What causes this damage?

A: This damage results from the presence of resinous finishes applied to the fabric during manufacture. These finishes can contribute to thinning or weakening of the fabric. When the item is cleaned the damaged fibers will be removed, resulting in holes. Most often damage of this type will be noted in creased or folded areas, as well as areas that are subjected to rubbing and abrasion in wear.

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Posted By Harry Kimmel | 6/2/2016 2:30:14 PM