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What is Sanforization on Bed Linens | Anti-Shrinkage Finishing

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Sanforization Process on the Bed Linen Fabrics

 Sanforization is a treatment process, mainly applied to cotton fabrics such as sheets and bed linens.  It is a method of stretching, shrinking and fixing the woven fabric in both length and width before cutting and producing, to reduce the shrinkage which would otherwise occur after washing.

What is the purpose of the sanforization process

  • Shrinking and fixing the woven cloth in both length and width. when we wash it after production the shrinkage will be around 1 % maximum
  • The softness of bed linens. The fabric is continually fed into the sanforizing machine and therein moistened with either water or steam.
  • Ironing of the bed linens. the fabric is fixed under the high pressure of steam.

Which Products Need Sanforizing?

  • Institutional Bed linens. Because of hotels and spa centers mostly wash the bed linens at 90 degrees.
  • Colored Bed linens: they mostly produced by sanforized. But some manufacturing companies prefer to produce bed linens wider than normal sizes. this is also a nice solution!
  • Satin slide sheets: They are laminated fabrics so both fabrics must be sanforized before the lamination process otherwise their lifecycle will be less than normal sheets.
  • This process is also applied to Terry towels too. But there will be a shrinkage after using the towels up to 2-3 %.

If you like that article, you can read another article about Terry towels: What makes Terry towels so absorbent?

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