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Sizing

What does Sizing mean?

Applied to reinforce yarns during weaving.

Style Terms explains Sizing

During the sizing process, a protective coat is applied to the fibers to smooth and strengthen them during weaving. The type of fiber and thickness determine which sizing solution is used, though it must be some sort of water soluble polymer.

Common sizing agents include starch, PVA, acrylate, and wax. Sizing is done solely to prepare the fibers for manufacturing and is later removed during the process.