A measurement of the waviness in wool or synthetic fibers. Crimp is expressed as a percentage of the fiber's natural length versus its extended, but unstretched, length.
Synonyms and Related Terms
rizado (Esp.); plooi (in materiaal) (Ned);
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Dictionary of Fiber & Textile Technology (older version called Man-made Fiber and Textile Dictionary, 1965), Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Charlotte NC, 1990
- Rosalie Rosso King, Textile Identification, Conservation, and Preservation, Noyes Publications, Park Ridge, NJ, 1985