Definitions for "Mercerized"
A high-tech process that gives fabric a softer feel and silky appearance. It also increases the strength and absorbency of the material.
Cotton treated with sodium hydroxide so as to shrink the fiber and increase its luster and affinity for dye.
A finishing process for cotton using caustic soda which may be applied at the yarn or fabric stage resulting in additional luster, improved strength and an improved ability to take dye.
A product that has gone through a process to produce a smooth, lustrous hand.