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Fabric Finishes+Properties


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Mechanical finishing
uses heat pressure and rollers to improve appearance of the fabric
Chemical finishing
chemical solutions to improve appearance and performance
Smart finishes
hi-tech method to finish fabrics
Pressing
done to shape and stabilise the textile materials
Smart fabric
a fabric that can respond to the environment without human interaction
Interactive fabric
requires a power source to activate its features
Thermochromic
reacts to heat and changes colour
Photochromic
responds to light conditions
Gore-tex
laminated, waterproof but breathable fabric
Biomimetics
Fabric that mimics a living organism
Micro encapsulation
anti bacterial properties with microscopic bubbles of perfume
Technical fabric
manufactured for its technical and functional properties
Property
An attribute, or characteristic
Quality
General excellence of standard or level