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A compound used to dull the natural luster of synthetic textile materials. Delusterants, such as Titanium dioxide, Barium sulfate, clays, or Chalk are added either to the spinning solution or later to a finish coating on the fiber.

Synonyms and Related Terms

delustering agent

Resources and Citations

  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • Walter C. McCrone, John Gustave Delly, The Particle Atlas, W. McCrone Associates, Chicago, IV, 1972
  • Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Dictionary of Fiber & Textile Technology (older version called Man-made Fiber and Textile Dictionary, 1965), Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Charlotte NC, 1990

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