Compressive shrinkage

Why sanforizing woven and open-width knitted fabric?

Sanforizing of woven and knitted fabric takes an important role in fabric properties, appearance, softness and residual fabric shrinkage.
Sanforizing of woven and knitted fabric is carried out for several purposes, and it can vary according to the specific requirement of each customer. This process is needed to avoid that fabrics shrink after their garmenting.
The process guarantees a final dimensional stability near to 0% for wovens which complies with the highest international standards of lab controls while for knits we can go below a final 4-5%.
In addition to shrink-proof results, fabrics will acquire softness and a nice finishing surface aspect.

Why shrinkTEX?

The Cibitex sanforizing process can guarantee the highest standards of quality for the control of residual shrinkage in warp and weft direction.
The production and controls on the machine are fully automated with the supervision of all the production necessary data for machine setting. Our lines are the result of a long experience and research in close contact with end users and Cibitex’customers spread all around the world. Such experience is put at disposal of all our new customers who select Cibitex solutions for their finishing and sanforizing process.


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Our sanforizing and our shrinking plants for open knitted fabrics are recognized worldwide, together with our denim finishing lines


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