Definitions

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  • n. A process of treating cotton with sodium hydroxide in order to make it more lustrous.

Etymologies

See mercerize (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • As John Mercer was the first to point out the action of the alkaline solutions on cotton, the process has become known as "mercerisation".

    The Dyeing of Cotton Fabrics A Practical Handbook for the Dyer and Student

  • (d) The question as to whether the process of 'mercerisation' involves chemical as well as physical effects is briefly discussed.

    Researches on Cellulose 1895-1900

  • As Lau notes, "it is found that after an initial period of adjustment, the Chinese economy will continue to grow at a steady pace of approximately 8% per annum, on average, between now and the year 2020, based on the assumption that the economic reform policies and mercerisation will continue to become a major engine of growth for the economies of East and Southeast Asia, through the consumption, investment, and raw material demands".

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  • Solutions of 1.225 to 1.275 (that is from 45° to 55° Tw. in strength) effect the mercerisation almost immediately in the cold, and this is the best strength at which to use caustic soda solutions for this purpose.

    The Dyeing of Cotton Fabrics A Practical Handbook for the Dyer and Student

  • Solutions of caustic soda of 1.000 or 20° Tw. in strength have very little mercerising action, and it is only by prolonged treatment that mercerisation can be effected.

    The Dyeing of Cotton Fabrics A Practical Handbook for the Dyer and Student

  • The fourth section deals with the fundamental facts underlying the process and effects summed up in the term 'mercerisation.'

    Researches on Cellulose 1895-1900

  • Messrs. Depouilly for crêpon effects due to the differential shrinkage of fabrics under mercerisation, by processes and treatments long previously described by Mercer.

    Researches on Cellulose 1895-1900

  • The work concludes with a section devoted to a description of the various practical systems of mercerisation of yarns in general practice in Germany, and an account of the methods adopted in dyeing the mercerised yarns.

    Researches on Cellulose 1895-1900

  • These numbers show that cellulose may be hydrated both by mercerisation and solution, without affecting the constitutional relationships of the

    Researches on Cellulose 1895-1900

  • Cotton, lustreing effect of mercerisation, 23; mercerised, structural properties of, 25; pentosane content of, 148

    Researches on Cellulose 1895-1900

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