The interrelationship between fabric crease recovery and pressing performance

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Creases are marks that are created and left in a fabric during gament wear. Pressing is a process to flatten garment panels and sharpen garment edges and pleats. To minimize crease, the fabric should recover after pressing without creating a creased edge. Whereas, good pressing performance means the creased edge stays sharp after pressing. Good crease recovery and pressing performance appear contradictory. However, crease recovery and pressing performance are different as creases are formed during waer and pressing is carried out using equipment such as iron, pressing machines, etc. The condition, i.e. temperature. The latter has much higher temperature, pressure and humidity. This paper reports on an experimental investigation on the relationship between the crease recovery and pressing performance of wood and other fabrics. It was found that there are only generally weak to moderate relationships between the crease recovery as measured by the Shirley Crease Recovery Tester and the pressing performance as measured by the Siro-Press Tester. The characteristics of wood fabrics, which have both crease recovery and pressing performance, are identified. This study is a step toward fabric engineering.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)368-375
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Clothing Science and Technology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2001


  • Clothing industry
  • Fabric
  • Garments

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • General Business,Management and Accounting
  • Polymers and Plastics


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