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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);

Resources and Citations

  • 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

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