Calendering

Technique for processing plastics into sheets or film: the material is heated and mixed to obtain a viscous paste, which is passed through a series of rollers until it forms a continuous sheet, and gradually cooled before being wound into a roll

Calendering

Calendering is a finishing process used on cloth where fabric is folded in half and passed under rollers at high temperatures and pressures. Calendering is used on fabrics such as moire to produce its watered effect and also on cambric and some types of sateens. In preparation for calendering, the fabric is folded lengthwise with the front side, o...
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Calendering

• (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Calender
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Calendering

A process in which fabric is passed through heated rollers under high pressure to produce a smooth or glossy finish.
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Calendering

Calendering is the operation by which paper, cotton and linen goods are exposed to great pressure to give the surface a glazed finish. The calender consists of two or more cylinders of steel, wood or paper, revolving at different speeds; in this way the material is both pressed and rubbed and the glazed surface produced.
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calendering

calendering, a finishing process by which paper, plastics, rubber, or textiles are pressed into sheets and smoothed, glazed, polished, or given a moiré or embossed surface. The material is passed through a series of rollers; the resulting surface depends on the pressure exerted by the rollers...
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calendering

process of smoothing and compressing a material (notably paper) during production by passing a single continuous sheet through a number of pairs of ... [2 related articles]
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Calendering

The procedure of pressing fabric between heated and rotating cylinders to give a smooth glossy surface.
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Calendering

The process of finishing a sheet of dried paper by pressing it between the highly polished metal cylinders of a calenar 'stack'. The calender smoothes the paper by compression. See also finish, papermaking, smoothness, super-calendering.
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