Degumming

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Description

The removal of gum, sericin, from raw silk by boiling the yarn or fabric in an alkaline soap solution.

Synonyms and Related Terms

desgomado (Esp.); ontgomming (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
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997