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Textile Finishing of Wool and Synthetic Fabrics

Discover textile finishing of wool and synthetic fabrics with this free online course.

Free Course
In this free online course in textile finishing, you will learn about textile finishes that are applicable for wool only such as milling, shrink-resistant finishing and permanent setting of wool. You will also discover special finishes like heat setting, antistatic finish and deweighting that are specific to synthetic fabrics.
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    5-6 Hours
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This free, online course in Textile Finishing of Wool and Synthetic Fabrics which will start with an introduction to basic textile finishes that can be applied to different materials. You will learn about the different finishing processes for wool, along with the treatments for making wool shrink resistant.

Next the course will take you though the processes of setting and crabbing of wool, as well as how to moth proof wool from being eaten by moths.Then the course will take you through biopolishing which is a finishing process that improves cellulosic fabric quality. After that, you will gain an understanding of synthetic fibre finishes such as heat setting, antistatic finish and deweighting.

By the end of the course, you will have a strong understanding of the basics of textile finishing. This will give you much more confidence when talking about various fabrics in daily life or at work, and may even begin a life-long textile learning journey. So why wait? Start this course, today.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this free, online course you will be able to:

• Explain the objectives of the textile finishing.
• Distinguish several finishing treatments.
• List finishing treatments that are special for wool and synthetic fabrics.
• Discuss why wool felts.
• Explain the milling process.
• Define the mechanism for shrink resistant wool.
• Explain how textile finishing can be more environmentally friendly.


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