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Definition of Mercerisation


US English version

A process whereby cotton is treated with a solution of Caustic Soda (Sodium Hydroxide) to improve its dye affinity and lustre. Invented by John Mercer in 1844. Used in the creation of Damask.



Derivation: Named after the inventor: John Mercer.

Definition of Mercerization


UK English version

A process whereby cotton is treated with a solution of Caustic Soda (Sodium Hydroxide) to improve its dye affinity and luster. Invented by John Mercer in 1844. Used in the creation of Damask.



Derivation: Named after the inventor: John Mercer.



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